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Swiss HPC Conference Returns to Lugano in April with Winter HPCXXL User Group

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that registration is now open for the Swiss HPC Conference. The event takes place April 9-12 in Lugano, Switzerland. For the first time, the conference will be held in concert with the Winter HPCXXL User Group meeting.

We are very excited to organize a joint conference here in Lugano, bringing together the communities of HPCAC and HPCXXL,” said Hussein Harake, HPC system manager, CSCS. “We believe that such a collaboration will offer a unique opportunity for HPC professionals to discuss and share their knowledge and experiences.”

The conference agenda focuses on HPC, Cloud, Containers, Deep Learning, Exascale, Open Stack and more. It draws peers, members and non-members alike, together from all over the world, for three days of immersive talks, tutorials and networking. It also attracts contributed talks from renowned subject matter experts (SMEs).

The first three days organized by HPCAC will focus on the intersection of private and public research and collaborative enablement with a combination of invited talks featuring industry visionaries with sponsor-led usage, innovation and future technology sessions. The fourth day will be entirely dedicated to NDA site updates from HPCXXL members.

Currently running through January 31 2018, open submissions enlist experts who define the topic and session type which can include best practices talks and workshops, live hands-on tutorials, etc. A select volunteer committee from amongst the council’s 400 plus members reviews all of the conference sessions to assure relevance and interest which helps to bring all of these expert specialists together to network, share latest findings, explore the newest technology, techniques, trends and more.

The conference provides a variety of resources and access to experts to learn and teach and is inclusive of everyone. While we focus on educating, sharing and learning, it’s really about inspiring others,” said Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman. “The open forum format and consistent delivery of expert content from leaders on the bleeding edge of HPC and forays into AI, for example, is what draws the highly diverse, multi-disciplined global community and curious to Lugano as attendees, as SMEs, as conference sponsors and to HPCAC as members.”

“We are enthusiastic about combining our efforts and offering our members broader content while continuing to have frank NDA conversations during the HPCXXL day,” said Michael Stephan, president, HPCXXL.

Registration is required to attend the Swiss Annual HPC Conference which charges a nominal fee of CHF 180 and includes breaks and lunch during the conference along with a special group outing. HPCXXL User Group attendees must also register for the members meeting which charges a separate fee of CHF 90 for break and lunch services during the one day session. Organizers now offer streamlined registration on a single site for all attendees, including sponsors and their delegates, and accommodates registration for one, three and four day schedules. Registration is open through April 1, 2018. Participants can take advantage of the early bird pricing of CHF 90 by registering before February 11, 2018.

The deadline for submitting session proposals is January 31, 2018.

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