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Hyperion Research Announces Agenda for 2nd Virtual HPC User Forum  

St. Paul, MN, Aug. 5, 2021 — Hyperion Research announced today that it will offer another virtual HPC User Forum meeting during the period September 7-10, 2021. Following the successful format of the May 2021 virtual meeting, the September version will be streamed multiple times to accommodate participants in different global time zones. The virtual meeting will consist of topical sessions spread over three days, with generous break times between sessions.

Registration is open at https://attendesource.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x123045abcd

Among speakers confirmed so far are the following:

Exascale and Pre-Exascale Computing 

  • The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, Leonardo Flores, European Commission
  • The Japan Exascale Initiative and Fugaku, Matsuhisa Sato, RIKEN
  • The Exascale Computing Project, Doug Kothe, ECP/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Perlmutter Supercomputer Update, Katie Antypas, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • LUMI Supercomputer Update, George Markomanolis, CSC (Finland)
  • Exascale Architectural Requirements, Bob Wisniewski, Intel
  • What Comes After Exascale? (Speaker confirmation pending)

Processors and Semiconductors 

  • U.S. Government Semiconductor Initiative, Dimitri Kuznesov, U.S. Deputy Undersecretary, AI and Technology
  • The European Processor Initiative, Jean-Marc Denis, SiPearl (former EPI Director)
  • SiPearl Update, Jean-Marc Denis, SiPearl
  • Graphcore Update, Pawel Gepner, Graphcore
  • RISC-V Update, John Davis, RISCV International  and John Leidel, Texas Tech University

    Other Featured Talks/Topics 

  • HPC Market Update, Earl Joseph, Hyperion Research
  • UK MET’s HPC Strategy, Nic Bellingham, UK Meteorological Office
  • HPC in Japan, Shig Okaya, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
  • Secure and Privacy-Preserving Scientific Data Analysis, Sean Peisert, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • AI, Cloud and Other HPC Trends, Andrew  Jones, Microsoft
  • LRZ Site Update, Laura Schulz, Leibniz Supercomputing Center 
  • Polaris Transportation System Simulation Tool, Ti Leggett, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Quantum Computing Update, Bob Sorensen, Hyperion Research
  • Innovative Technologies Session (multiple vendors), Earl Joseph , Hyperion Research

The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users (www.hpcuserforum.com). The organization is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and is operated for the users by market analyst firm Hyperion Research. There are two meetings a year in the United States and two meetings annually in international locations.

Contact: Steve Conway, sconway@hyperionres.com,+1 612-381-6939; Earl Joseph, ejoseph@hyperionres.com, +1 612-812-5798

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