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Stanford HPC Conference: Innovating the Way to the Future

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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