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Hello Reader,

Welcome to the April issue of ISC News.
 
Now that the full program is online, we did a number count on the invited speakers at ISC 2016 and came up with 89. We are happy to bring you these hand-picked speakers, including three keynoters, who will cover 24 distinct topics.
 
These topics include a number of traditional applications, but also some new ones like disaster mitigation and extreme-scale algorithms. Classic hardware and software topics such as memory technologies, non-von Neumann processors, performance modeling are also part of the program. Some topics show the way to the HPC future, for example the exascale trajectory and the budding ecosystem around that effort. Plus, we have introduced a new area, deep learning, since we believe that AI will heavily influence the HPC world and vice versa.
 
If you combine this with the research papers, BoFs, tutorials, workshops and more, ISC is set to offer you a memorable conference from June 19 - 23.
 
Please register before May 11 for your early-bird savings, which gives you a 45 percent price reduction off the onsite registration.
 
Best regards,
 
The ISC Program Team
Intel Team Wins the Hans Meuer Award
PRACE & Gauss Also Announce Winners

James Dinan of IntelTitled “Mitigating MPI Message Matching Misery,” the paper was submitted by James Dinan, Mario Flajslik and Keith Underwood of Intel Corporation. In it, they propose a series of structures and algorithms to address the performance challenges associated with MPI ordering in the presence of wildcards. James Dinan will present the winning paper on his team’s behalf. This paper was selected out of a total of 25 accepted submissions by the research paper committee, which is led by Prof. Dr. Jack Dongarra this year.
 
This year's PRACE ISC Award goes to a team of four from the University of Utah. James King, Thomas Gilray, Robert M. Kirby and Matthew Might submitted a paper on "Dynamic Sparse-Matrix Allocation on GPUs," which proposes a new format and approach for dynamically updated sparse matrices that are more efficient than other approaches.

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has chosen the paper on "Predictive Modeling for Job Power Consumption in HPC Systems," which was submitted by a joint-team of five researchers from the University of Bologna and Integrated System Laboratory, ETH Zurich. Authors Andrea Borghesi, Andrea Bartolini, Michele Lombardi, Michela Milano and Luca Benini propose a machine-learning approach, based on the user and application resource request, to accurately predict the power consumption of typical supercomputer workloads.

All three awarding ceremonies will take place on the afternoon of Monday, June 20. For more information on the individual awards, please click here.
ISC 2016 Tutorials

ISC TutorialUnder the guidance of Prof. Dr. Bill Gropp, the Tutorial Committee has selected 10 tutorials, some of which are hands-on, to be offered on Sunday, June 19. Topics to be presented include parallel programming in Fortran, advanced MPI techniques, hybrid programming models, and introductory InfiniBand/high-speed Ethernet.
 
Prof. Dr. Thomas Sterling will once again offer a full-day crash course on high performance computing in his tutorial, A Beginner’s Guide to Supercomputing.

ISC 2016 Workshops

ISC WorkshopWe are pleased to announce that 21 workshops have been accepted from the pre-submitted proposals made to co-chairs, Dr. Bernd Mohr and Dr. Michela Taufer.

There are workshops on writing software for the latest Xeon Phi, managing I/O in HPC data centers, and developing approaches to energy-aware high performance computing.

For a complete list, please go to the website.

ISC Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Women_In_HPCWe received many BoF submissions this year and out of these, the BoF team under the leadership of Dr. Horst Gietl, chose 21 topics that they think will interest the 2016 attendees.

These include sessions on the gender gap in HPC, the future of liquid cooling in data centers, a look-ahead to MPI 4.0, and the new Open HPC effort.

For the full BoF listing and abstracts, click here.

Recapturing the SCC Alumni Launch

Social Media IconWe are pleased to announce the launch of the ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) Alumni Network. This professional networking group was formed to establish and nurture mutually beneficial relationships between SCC team members and the high performance computing community.

Along with the HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), competition co-organizers, we open the SCC Alumni Network LinkedIn group to all past and present SCC competition participants and invite professionals in government, academic and commercial organizations focused on global HPC-based research and development to join this platform of burgeoning practitioners.

If an HPC organization is hiring, there is definitely no better place online to search for new talent than this Alumni Network group.

Beware of Hotel Booking Scams

Once again we would like to mention that our official partner hotel is the Frankfurt Marriott and special rates are available for our attendees until May 18.

Our official booking partner, CPO Hanser Service also offers many other hotels in different price categories and within the vicinity of the conference center, Messe Frankfurt.

We do not recommend any other housing agents.

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