Swiss HPC Conference to Focus on Intersecting Interests, Industries, and Initiatives

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Coming up in April, AI and HPC practitioners share passions for cutting-edge technology and breakthrough R&D in Lugano, Switzerland at the tenth annual Swiss Conference and HPCXXL User Group. The joint sessions take place at Palazzo dei Congressi, April 1-4, bringing leaders together from academia, government and industry to share first-hand insights on innovative research, techniques, tools and technologies that are fueling economies, productivity and progress globally.

The April agenda combines multiple invited talks from renown international luminaries including:

  • Sadaf Alam, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)
  • Gerd Büttner, Airbus
  • Torsten Hoefler, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)
  • Philippe Notton, European Processor Initiative
  • DK Panda, The Ohio State University
  • Sebastian von Alfthan, CSC – IT Center for Science
  • Mark I Wilkinson, DiRAC HPC Facility, University of Leicester

2019 conference underwriters and sponsors of the conference’s decade of ongoing success include CSCS, DDN Storage, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Mellanox Technologies, NVIDIA and XScaleSolutions.

The inspired agenda also includes an extensive line-up of contributed talks, tutorials and a half day Lustre community update featuring fellow EU experts:

  • Jean-Thomas Acquaviva, DDN Storage
  • Massimo Benini, CSCS
  • Gil Bloch, Mellanox Technologies
  • Haakon Bryhni, Fabriscale Technologies
  • Sébastien Buisson, DDN Storage
  • Massimiliano Culpo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Stephan Gillich, Intel Corporation
  • Gabriel Hautreux, Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)
  • Michael Jennings, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Peter Jones, DDN Storage
  • Chulho Kim, Lenovo
  • Axel Koehler, NVIDIA
  • Kean Mariotti, CSCS
  • Colin McMurtrie, CSCS
  • Marco Merkel, ThinkParQ Inc.
  • Marco Passerini, CSCS
  • Jean-Laurent Philippe, Intel Corporation
  • Federico Silla, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  • Addison Snell, Instersect360 Research
  • Robert Triendl, DDN Storage
  • Cyrille Verrier, Fabriscale Technologies
  • Pascal Voury, Institute for Development & Resources in Intensive Scientific Computing (IDRIS)

The annual conference is hosted by the Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS) in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council; is open to all interested, includes an attendee fee and requires registration for all participants (through 24 March).

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