The ISC Journey

ISC High Performance, formerly known as ISC (the International Supercomputing Conference), is the world’s oldest and Europe’s foremost HPC conference. Its history dates back over 30 years, when in 1986 the late Hans Werner Meuer, in his capacity as the director of the Mannheim Computing Center and professor for computer science, organized the world’s first “Supercomputer Seminar” at Mannheim University. In its inaugural year, it drew 81 attendees, mostly German-speaking. Today it is valued by over 3,000 international attendees as a “must attend” HPC event. The complete timeline is available here:

  Date Location Number of
Attendees
Number of
Exhibitors
Conference
Keynoter
Conference Program SCC Results
2016 June 19–23 Frankfurt 3092 146 Dr. Andrew Ng,
Baidu, USA
Program 2016 Winners 2016
2015 July 12–16 Frankfurt 2846 153 Jürgen Kohler,
Daimler AG, Germany
Program 2015 Winners 2015
2014 June 22–26 Leipzig 2405 156 Klaus Schulten,
University of Illinois, USA
Program 2014 Winners 2014
2013 June 16–20 Leipzig 2423 153 Bill Dally,
Stanford University, USA
Program 2013 Winners 2013
2012 June 17–21 Hamburg 2403 175 Guus Dekkers,
EADS and Airbus, France
Program 2012 Winners 2012
2011 June 19–23 Hamburg 2194 153 Henry Markram,
EPFL, Switzerland
Program 2011 n/a
2010 May 30 – June 03 Hamburg 1998 151 Kirk B. Skaugen,
Intel, USA
n/a n/a
2009 June 23–26 Hamburg 1670 119 Andreas von Bechtolsheim,
Sun, USA
n/a n/a
2008 June 17–20 Dresden 1375 80 Satoshi Matsuoka,
University of Tokyo, Japan
n/a n/a
2007 June 26–29 Dresden 1213 75 Burton Smith,
Microsoft, USA
n/a n/a
2006 June 27–30 Dresden 915 67 Peter Zencke,
SAP, Germany
n/a n/a
2005 June 21–24 Heidelberg 650 43 Horst Simon,
LBNL, USA
n/a n/a
2004 June 22–25 Heidelberg 442 42 Steven Wallach,
Convey, USA
n/a n/a
2003 June 25–27 Heidelberg 426 30 Jim Gray,
Microsoft, USA
n/a n/a
2002 June 19–22 Heidelberg 367 25 Monika Henzinger,
Google, USA
n/a n/a
2001 June 20–23 Heidelberg 340 19 Leonard Kleinrock,
University of Los Angeles, USA
n/a n/a
2000 June 08–14 Mannheim 257 19 Gene Amdahl,
Xbridge Systems, USA
n/a n/a
1999 June 10–15 Mannheim 230 12 Gordon Bell,
Microsoft, USA
n/a n/a
1998 June 18–23 Mannheim 183 - Larry Smarr,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
n/a n/a
1997 June 19–24 Mannheim 167 - David Burridge,
ECMWF, UK
n/a n/a
1996 June 20–25 Mannheim 141 - Horst Körner,
DLR, Germany
n/a n/a
1995 June 22–27 Mannheim 157 - Chris R. Johnson,
University of Salt Lake City, USA
n/a n/a
1994 June 27–28 Mannheim 168 - Wolfgang K. Giloi,
University of Berlin, Germany
n/a n/a
1993 June 24–26 Mannheim 157 - Steve Nelson,
Cray Research, USA
n/a n/a
1992 June 29–30 Mannheim   - Ulf Bohla,
IBM, USA
n/a n/a
1991 June 20–22 Mannheim   - Georg Färber,
TU München, Germany
n/a n/a
1990 June 21–23 Mannheim   - Ulrich Seiffert,
Volkswagen, Germany
n/a n/a
1989 June 08–10 Mannheim   - Enrico Clementi,
IBM, USA
n/a n/a
1988 June 10–11 Mannheim   - Ernst H. Hirschel,
MBB, Germany
n/a n/a
1987 June 12–13 Mannheim   - Sidney Fernbach,
LLNL, USA
n/a n/a
1986 June 20–21 Mannheim 81 - Raul Mendez,
Naval Postgraduate School, USA
n/a n/a