ISC High Performance 2016, previously known as International Supercomputing Conference, attracted 3,092 attendees from 53 countries, as well as 146 companies and research organizations showcasing their technologies and services at the ISC exhibition.
The topic of machine learning was a constant theme throughout the five-day event, highlighted by the Andrew Ng’s opening keynote on Monday. As Baidu’s Chief Scientist, Ng drives the R&D effort there, much of which is centered on improving their search capability through deep learning and other types of advanced analytics. In his keynote address, which attracted more than 800 attendees, Ng traced the history of machine learning and discussed its intersection with HPC. Conference-goers were also treated to numerous sessions and panel discussions on the topic, which drew large crowds.
Read the ISC 2016 Summary Report for further details.
The members of the ISC Steering Committee are distinguished HPC experts and decision makers who provide guidance on the conference program and help enhance publicity, acceptance and growth of ISC in industry, research and academia.
The Research Papers Committee sets up the Research Paper Sessions, based on a call-for-papers procedure.
The PhD Forum Program Committee is an international committee of HPC experts. From all PhD Forum proposals submitted, the Committee selects the best ones for presentation at ISC and one contribution to receive the "ISC PhD Forum Award".
From all posters submitted to the Call for Research Posters, the Research Posters Committee selects the ones to be presented in the Research Poster session at ISC High Performance 2016.
A joint poster committee of the Research Posters Committee and the HPC in Asia Program Committee will select three best-rated posters from the Research Poster and HPC in Asia poster sessions, and award the most outstanding poster with the “ISC Research Poster” and “ISC HPC in Asia 2016 Poster” awards.
This HPC in Asia Program Committee aims to promote the supercomputing trends and excellence in Asia via a self-designed program and handpicked speakers.
From all tutorial proposals submitted, the Tutorials Committee selects the most popular topics to be presented at ISC.
The BoFs Committee reviews all BoF proposals submitted and selects the sessions to be presented at ISC.
From all papers accepted for the Research Paper Sessions, the Gauss Award Committee chooses the most outstanding paper in the field of scalable supercomputing to receive the Gauss Award.
From all papers submitted to the Research Paper Sessions, the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will select the best paper to receive the PRACE ISC Award.