1; ScientificComputing.com July 2015
By the time you read this piece, you’ll either be making your final
preparations to get to Frankfurt or you are on the show floor flipping through this magazine, the ISC 2015 edition that Scientific
Computing magazine has published specially for this show.
Whether you are an academician, researcher, vendor, or simply an
HPC techie, you have definitely chosen the right event to attend
this year. Alongside 2,600 like-minded peers, colleagues and
complete strangers, you’ll be jumping into sessions, meetings,
and exploring the show floor with one common intention: to
make the best out of your time at the conference. We say carpe
diem to you!
This is the largest show in our 30 years of organizing this conference. We are happy to offer you 25
HPC topics, 67 sessions, 400 speakers, 160 exhibitors and a plethora of networking opportunities.
Here are five things that we think you should absolutely not miss out on at this year’s show. We bet
these are also the items that will be most talked
about in conversations and on social media.
#1 THE NEW TOP500 LIST
For the last 23 years the TOP500 authors have been
compiling, analyzing and sharing their statistics on
the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers with the general public. This list, published twice a year, is very
valuable to the HPC industry because it is the only
consistently historical effort that tracks the evolution
THE BIG 5 AT ISC HIGH
Again this year, project co-founder, Dr. Erich Strohmaier of
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present the 45th
list, revealing how well the selected top systems have performed
with regard to the Linpack benchmark, and how much energy
they require to achieve their scores.
Be there on Monday, July 13 at the opening session to witness
the awarding of the world’s three fastest machines.
#2 THE VENDOR SHOWDOWN
This unique and interactive format aims to give the audience a unique perspective of the HPC market. Leading
players in both hardware and software will be given
exactly 11 minutes to reveal their organizations; newest
products and R&D efforts, before the judges (industry
experts) start probing them with insightful questions.
The best part is that the audience will be rating the
presentations to decide which two companies will be
awarded as the best vendors of the year. This year we
have selected 20 exhibitors to take part in the showdown. Participating companies will be divided into two
groups to present on the afternoon of July 13.
By Julie Dirosa