ISC High Performance 2018


ISC High Performance is dedicated to tackling HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.

This year we aspire to bring another outstanding conference to an enthusiastic crowd! Our ISC 2018 program chair, Prof Horst Simon, and the program team have carefully selected 13 topics, which they believe will appeal to the global HPC community. These topics will be addressed in the invited program.

The 2018 topics will be presented by speakers considered experts in their chosen field. The contributed program, tutorials, workshops and the exhibition will once again complement the invited program.

Location: Messe Frankfurt (Hall 3 and Forum) – more information...

ISC 2018 Chairs

  • Horst Simon
  • David Keyes
  • Gerhard Wellein
  • Matthias Müller
  • Julian Kunkel
  • Rosa Badia
  • John Shalf
  • Georg Hager
  • Yutong Lu
  • Marie-Christine Sawley
  • Rio Yokota
  • Kim McMahon
Steering Committee

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.


ISC 2018 Topics

Once again, the ISC conference will cover a multitude of intriguing topics that are critical to the development of the high performance computing field. This year the program team has selected 13 topics, which will be addressed in a number of thought-provoking sessions.

  • Beyond Moore’s Law
  • Exascale Systems
  • Climate Change
  • HPC and Electric Power Grid Control
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cosmology and HPC
  • Human Brain Modeling and Related Big Data Challenges
  • Future Applications for Quantum Computers
  • Robotics
  • What’s New with Cloud Computing for HPC?
  • Future Challenges for Programming Models and Languages
  • The Rise of Containerized HPC
  • Artificial Intelligence on HPC Platforms
Location and Venue


Frankfurt is a modern, bustling city filled with dynamic businesses and served by Europe's third-largest airport. The city also houses Europe’s largest financial institutions. Frankfurt prides itself on balancing its cutting-edge modernity with German traditions. 


Messe Frankfurt

The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are located at the heart of Europe. Given its strategic location, Messe Frankfurt can be reached quickly and easily from anywhere by air, rail and road. The facility hosts around 43 large-scale trade fairs and exhibitions that attract a total of 40,800 exhibitors and 2.2 million visitors annually.


Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

The ISC High Performance Exhibition features the largest collection of HPC vendors, universities and research organizations that come together in Europe each year.


The ISC exhibition attracts an international crowd of top managers, researchers, engineers and sales and marketing staff from all businesses and public institutions with a stake in high performance computing. This includes universities, national laboratories, automotive firms, defense agencies and their contractors, aeronautical firms, gas & oil companies, banks, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers. 


Sponsorship packages include speaking opportunities in the Vendor Showdown or Exhibitor Forum, preferred booth locations, meeting rooms, access to the attendee and press lists, and free passes, as well as pre-event and onsite branding opportunities.


For more information regarding our sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact our sales team.


  • Anna Schachoff
    Sponsorship Sales
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    Phone: +49 (0)621 180 686 20

  • Josiah Tabor
    Exhibit Sales
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    Phone: + 49 (0)621 180 686 13



FRANKFURT, Germany, May 16, 2017 – The ISC Group, the organizer of ISC High Performance, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), USA, as the program chairman for ISC 2018. This new appointment not only enriches the international nature of ISC, it also brings a unique perspective to the yearly conference. Read more...