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Primeur weekly 2019-05-20

Quantum computing

D-Wave makes new lower-noise quantum processor available in Leap ...

Atos delivers world's highest-performing quantum simulator to multinational energy company Total ...

Digital quantum simulators can be astonishingly robust ...

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing ...

Quantum world-first: researchers reveal accuracy of two-qubit calculations in silicon ...

Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale ...

Focus on Europe

GCS grants more than 1 billion computing core hours to national large-scale research projects ...

GCS announces new Chair of the Board, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller ...

Applications to 19th PRACE Project Access Call ...

PRACE Awards @ EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

ISC High Performance announce David Keyes as 2020 Programme Chair ...

National eScience Symposium 2019 to cover Digital Challenges in Open Science ...

Middleware

RedLine becomes Bright Computing Services Partner ...

eSilicon chooses Univa to manage complex ASIC chip designs for high-bandwidth networking, high-performance computing, AI and 5G infrastructure applications ...

Hardware

Boston Limited to officially launch operations in South Africa during a series of High-Performance Computing (HPC) events hosted by the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) ...

HPE to acquire supercomputing vendor Cray ...

China to build new national supercomputing centre ...

Mellanox Capital invests in storage experts Excelero and WekaIO ...

Mellanox introduces advanced Network Telemetry technology to keep your business up and running ...

Supermicro announces third quarter fiscal 2019 preliminary financial information and files 2017 form 10-K and form 10-Q/As ...

Atos launches the world's highest performing Edge Computing server ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for first quarter fiscal 2020 ...

NERSC's Edison supercomputer to retire after five years of service ...

WekaIO raises $31,7 million in Series C funding ...

Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses ...

Applications

Atos launches myQLM to democratize quantum programming for researchers, students and developers worldwide ...

A step towards probabilistic computing ...

CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter ...

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks ...

ISC High Performance announce David Keyes as 2020 Programme Chair


15 May 2019 Frankfurt - The organizers of ISC High Performance have selected Prof. David Keyes of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, as the ISC 2020 Programme Chair. This appointment continues the internationalization of ISC High Performance with its first Programme Chair from the Middle East. Following the 2019 chairmanship of Professor Yutong Lu of the National Supercomputing Center in Guangzhou, China, this selection underscores the organizers' commitment to bringing diverse perspectives to the conference.

The 2020 conference will once again be held at Forum Messe Frankfurt, and will run from June 21 through June 25, 2020. This is the 35th conference in the series, which will broadly embrace high performance computing (HPC) in terms of processing, storage, and network, HPC algorithms and applications, and the convergence of simulation with and machine learning and data analytics, including data from the "edge".

"ISC has been an important partner of KAUST since our founding", stated David Keyes. "Europe is a geographically close partner and contains many centres of excellence in HPC research participation. As a university, we exhibited at ISC in our early years to recruit faculty, research scientists, post-docs, and PhD students in areas of sustainable technologies and fundamental sciences connected with energy, environment, food, and water. KAUST was formed downstream of the computational revolution, whereby simulation and analytics are respected along with theory and experiment as fundamental paradigms. This is reflected in our faculty hiring, academic structure, curriculum, and, of course, facilities. The expanding scope and depth of the ISC conference series fit our purpose like a glove."

As Programme Chair, Prof. Keyes is working with the ISC programme team to define the conference topics, while also leading the 2020 steering committee, spearheading the effort to further elevate the value of ISC High Performance for the HPC community. The tradition of annually rotating the ISC Programme Chair was introduced in 2015 in order to establish a knowledge-sharing process with HPC leaders who play a pivotal role in advancing the field.

David Keyes will be assisted by the ISC 2020 Deputy Programme Chair, a newly created role, undertaken by Prof. Martin Schulz from Technische Universität München (TUM). Martin Schulz is a Full Professor and Chair for Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems at TUM.

"To support the growth and integration of the international HPC community, ISC has committed to showcasing researchers from more countries and to foster a broader array of ideas and experiences", stated David Keyes. "That commitment provides attendees with a 'one-stop shop' for exploring new technologies and novel solutions to advance scientific research and accelerate industrial innovation. The tutorials and workshops immediately before and after the main technical programme are an important part of this community outreach."

"It is my honour to serve as the ISC 2020 Programme Chair", continued David Keyes. "I will do my best to keep the technical programme in tune with the community, increase the prestige of being selected to present, expand the range of participants, and present a conference that encourages diverse constituents to take advantage of the latest enablements and fruits of HPC."

David Keyes is currently involved in the 2019 ISC programme, with a special session on HPC in Asia, including the Middle East, which relates some high watermarks in HPC applications.

The organizers have selected the following topics, which will be addressed in in-depth sessions at the next conference:

1. System Architecture

  • New Memory Technologies
  • Exascale Systems: The Show Must Go On
  • Containers for HPC

2. Applications/Algorithms

  • Key Extreme-Scale Applications: Astrophysics, Systems Biology
  • In-Memory Computing

3. Emerging Technologies

  • Quantum Computing: Architectures, System Software, Appropriate Applications
  • How the Chiplet Model is Changing Modern Processors

4. Parallel Programming Models & Performance Modelling

  • Data Movement in Heterogeneous Memory Systems
  • Parallel Processing for Extreme-Scale Graphs

5. Machine Learning Day

  • The Rise of AI-Enabled Chips
  • Discovering New Materials with HPC and AI
  • Performance Benchmarks for ML and AI
Once again the organizers look forward to bringing a world-class HPC, networking, storage, and AI-themed exhibition, showcasing innovation and leading research from over 160 organisations. They expect over 3700 attendees, providing an attractive forum for reaching a target audience.
Source: ISC Group

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Primeur weekly 2019-05-20

Quantum computing

D-Wave makes new lower-noise quantum processor available in Leap ...

Atos delivers world's highest-performing quantum simulator to multinational energy company Total ...

Digital quantum simulators can be astonishingly robust ...

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing ...

Quantum world-first: researchers reveal accuracy of two-qubit calculations in silicon ...

Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale ...

Focus on Europe

GCS grants more than 1 billion computing core hours to national large-scale research projects ...

GCS announces new Chair of the Board, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller ...

Applications to 19th PRACE Project Access Call ...

PRACE Awards @ EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

ISC High Performance announce David Keyes as 2020 Programme Chair ...

National eScience Symposium 2019 to cover Digital Challenges in Open Science ...

Middleware

RedLine becomes Bright Computing Services Partner ...

eSilicon chooses Univa to manage complex ASIC chip designs for high-bandwidth networking, high-performance computing, AI and 5G infrastructure applications ...

Hardware

Boston Limited to officially launch operations in South Africa during a series of High-Performance Computing (HPC) events hosted by the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) ...

HPE to acquire supercomputing vendor Cray ...

China to build new national supercomputing centre ...

Mellanox Capital invests in storage experts Excelero and WekaIO ...

Mellanox introduces advanced Network Telemetry technology to keep your business up and running ...

Supermicro announces third quarter fiscal 2019 preliminary financial information and files 2017 form 10-K and form 10-Q/As ...

Atos launches the world's highest performing Edge Computing server ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for first quarter fiscal 2020 ...

NERSC's Edison supercomputer to retire after five years of service ...

WekaIO raises $31,7 million in Series C funding ...

Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses ...

Applications

Atos launches myQLM to democratize quantum programming for researchers, students and developers worldwide ...

A step towards probabilistic computing ...

CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter ...

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks ...