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HPC AI Advisory Council Conference Returns to Perth Aug. 28-29

The HPC Advisory Council has posted the Agenda for their upcoming meeting in Perth, Australia. Hosted by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the event takes place August 28-29.

The hosts have added a powerful international dialog session to the second annual conference agenda featuring an impressive list of leading HPC centres and industry representatives. This year’s program also includes a wide variety of invited and contributed talks on high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and cutting-edge research and development from industry notables throughout the region and beyond.

The 2018 agenda also features hands-on tutorials, the latest trends, newest technologies and breakthrough works along with the latest best practices in applications, tools and techniques.

This conference will bring leaders in public research, scientific computing and industry together to discuss and shape the issues and discoveries that are transforming data-intensive science and industries around the world,” said Pawsey’s newly appointed Executive Director, Mark Stickells. “The Conference highlights Western Australia’s relevance and key role in delivering scientific breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity through leading centres like Pawsey.”

Celebrating major advancements and achievements in R&D, the conference brings together leading experts from throughout the region including Singapore, India, New Zealand and US.

This year’s range of talks include Hari Subramoni from the Ohio State University, on designing, developing and deploying solutions targeted at multiple HPC domains. Woodside Energy’s Head of Cognitive Science and Robotics, Russell Potapinski, will share the innovative works his team has been leading in AI and robotics and some perspectives on collaborations with the public sector including what initiatives like the Australian Science and Technology Growth plan represents to inventive company’s like Woodside and others within the same industry and broadly. The conference also features CSIRO’s Dr. Robert Woodcock who will present the Open Data Cube (ODC) initiative an openly accessible architecture enabling users to exploit massive amounts of data, like observational satellite data, to its full potential.

While a showcase for Australia’s most prominent scientists, projects and collaborations that are enabled by HPC, the conference also includes first insights into the technologies that are empowering these works. Those insights will be provided by Industry leading technology companies including DDN Storage, Mellanox Technologies; the first of this year’s Gold sponsors.

Attendees and participants are required to register for the two-day free conference that also features hands-on tutorials, the latest trends, newest technologies and breakthrough works along with the latest best practices in applications, tools and techniques.

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