Stanford HPC Conference: Innovating the Way to the Future

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In this special guest feature, Cydney Ewald Stevens from the HPC Ai Advisory Council writes that the Stanford HPC Conference will focus using technology to build a better world. 

Cydney Ewald Stevens is Director of the HPC Advisory Council.

AI and HPC practitioners share passions for cutting-edge technology and breakthrough R&D at Stanford University next week at the ninth annual Stanford Conference. The two-day conference takes place at Paul Brest Hall, February 14-15, bringing leaders from academia, government and industry together to share first-hand insights on innovative research, techniques, tools and technologies that are fueling economies, productivity and progress globally.

Valentine’s Day kick’s-off with an exclusive keynote treat. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will cover select works conducted during its ‘open science campaign’ on the world’s #2 most powerful computer and provide a sneak peek at the game changing science yet to be unleashed on its soon-to-be-classified Sierra system. Additional subject matter experts pack Thursday’s agenda with talks on Spack package manager; new developments in SUSE Linux and deep insight from The Ohio State University on Exascale middleware and software stacks.

Facilitating many of these ground-breaking efforts, conference sponsors Microway, Mellanox Technologies and Intel will share ‘fluff-free’ perspectives on optimized AI architectures and innovation in high performance networking and persistent memory.

The giants of industry innovation are joined by this year’s featured startups which include a debut and return of two HPC cloud focused company’s XTREME-D Inc. and UberCloud along with introductions to: engineering services facilitator Integral Engineering; orchestrators of CAE’s migration to the cloud OnScale Inc.; and Singularity container creators Sylabs Inc.

Speaking to the heart of the conference’s focus, Friday’s line-up features NVIDIA CTO Steve Oberlin on supercomputing, simulation and sciences fourth pursuit along with the pioneering Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s democratization of scalable HPC and AI; Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Container Mythbusters; The Ohio State University and VMWare’s approach to scalable Machine Learning plus Schlumberger on Visualization Innovation and Sandia National Laboratory’s implementation of the first large-scale ARM-based system, ASTRA.

You might leave your heart in San Francisco but you definitely know where to find great minds … and we’ll be there with insideHPC! Join us live at the 2019 Stanford Conference, register online by next Tuesday, and check out our daily and post-conference postings if you can’t make California.

The annual conference is hosted by the Stanford High Performance Computing Center in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council; requires registration for all participants; is offered free of charge and open to all interested.

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