Registration Opens for ISC 2019 in Frankfurt

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Early registration is now open for ISC High Performance, the largest high performance computing forum in Europe. The event takes place June 16 – 20 in Frankfurt, Germany.

ISC High Performance is recognized internationally for its strength in bringing together different academic and commercial disciplines to share knowledge in the field of high performance computing. With our first event dating back over 30 years, we’ve created a community spanning the globe. Over that period we have welcomed attendees from over 80 countries, which has made ISC a highly diverse event.


  • Tutorials. This year’s event will get underway on Sunday, June 16, with 22 tutorials, presented as full-day, and half-day sessions, split between the morning and afternoon. They were selected to expand the horizons of HPC professionals, as well as provide a foundation for those newer to the community.
  • Technical Program. The main conference program will kick off on Monday, June 17, with a Welcome Breakfast, and Opening Session. The highlight of the morning will be the conference keynote, this year delivered by Professor Ivo Sbalzarini, who hold positions at TU Dresden and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology. Under the title, The Algorithms of Life – Scientific Computing for Systems Biology, Sbalzarini’s keynote will discuss the fascinating intersection between HPC and systems biology.
    • Monday will also feature the release of the 53rd TOP500 list. The morning session will include a presentation of awards based on the latest results of the TOP500, Green500, and High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) benchmarks. TOP500 author Erich Strohmaier will discuss highlights of the new list.
  • Exhibition. The ISC exhibition also begins on Monday, capped off by the Exhibition Party in the evening. This year’s event will showcase more than 160 exhibitors, including key vendors, research organizations and universities engaged in the HPC community. The three-day exhibition runs through Wednesday, June 19. Taking place in parallel to the exhibition are the Exhibitor Forums, which will highlight the work of selected companies and organizations.
  • Industrial Day. ISC High Performance will also bring back the Industrial Day and Machine Learning Day tracks, reflecting two important themes that have reshaped the modern HPC landscape. The Industrial Day takes place on Tuesday, June 18, and is designed to introduce businesses to use cases in which HPC technologies were employed to increase the competitive capacity of these companies. The Machine Learning Day will explore how these AI technologies are being incorporated into high performance computing architectures and applications. It takes place on Wednesday, June 19. Both tracks require a conference pass.
  • Keynotes. Tuesday and Wednesday will also feature their own keynotes. On Tuesday, Berkeley Lab’s John Shalf will discuss the impact of the demise of Moore’s Law on technology roadmaps critical to HPC, followed on Wednesday by Indiana University’s Thomas Sterling, who will deliver his time-honored presentation on what has been achieved over the past year in high performance computing.
  • HPC in Asia track. Wednesday will also feature ISC’s HPC in Asia track, which will reflect research and technology developments in the region. Mitsuhisa Sato of RIKEN, Japan, will discuss his organization’s exascale software project; Jidong Zhai, from Tsinghua University in China, will speak on large-scale scientific simulations; and Hirotaka Tamura, a representative from Fujitsu Laboratories, will present his company’s quantum-inspired digital annealer.
  • Panel Discussions. For those who enjoy the back-and-forth of interactive forums, the conference offers three panel discussions that address a trio of unique topics: what HPC will look like in 2030, how to facilitate the commercial use of AI, and what to do about the proliferation of parallel programming technologies.
  • Workshops. The conference will conclude on Thursday, June 20 with half-day and full-day workshops held at the nearby Marriott Hotel.
  • Travel. The organizers encourage attendees to register early and also to look into their travel plans. ISC 2019 partner hotels and other travel information are now online.

Are you traveling from the USA? Consider adding the PASC19 conference to your plans. The event takes place in Zurich Switzerland the week before ISC.

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