ISC STEM Student Day & Gala

ISC High Performance is a forum for HPC community members to network and explore opportunities - for current experts but also for future generations. We have created a program to welcome STEM students into the world of high performance computing, demonstrate how technical skills can propel their future careers in this area, introduce them to the current job landscape, and also show them what the European HPC workforce will look like in 2020 and beyond.

The ISC STEM Student Day & Gala will take place on Wednesday, June 21 and is free for students. Registration for the program will open April 14, 2017.

Day Program at Messe Frankfurt, Hall 3

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Guided Tour of the Exhibition

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm   Tour of the Student Cluster Competition

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm   Explore the Exhibition

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm   Watch the Student Cluster Competition Awarding

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm   Attend Thomas Sterling’s Keynote

Evening Program at Marriott Frankfurt

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm   Welcome and Drinks

7:10 pm - 7:20 pm   Welcome Address by Vik Malyala of Supermicro

7:20 pm - 8:00 pm   Keynote Address by Steve Conway & Michael Bader


Steve ConwaySteve Conway, Senior Research Vice President, Hyperion Research, directs research related to the worldwide HPC and high performance data analysis (HPDA) markets. He is a member of the steering committee of the HPC User Forum and a frequent conference speaker and author, including of the global study for the U.S. Department of Energy, Talent and Skill Sets Issues Impacting HPC Data Centers. Mr. Conway was an executive at Cray, SGI and CompuServe. He had a 12-year career in university teaching and administration at Boston University and Harvard University. A former Senior Fulbright Fellow, he holds advanced degrees in German from Columbia University and in comparative literature from Brandeis University.


Wanted: New Brains for New Racks Michael Bader, TUM

Supercomputing has undergone disruptive changes, such as towards manycore CPUs and accelerators. More changes are yet to come, and at the same time new algorithms and new applications for supercomputing are emerging everywhere. Hence, a new generation of HPC experts (“brains”) is wanted, to set new limits of what supercomputers (“racks”) may achieve – and such HPC experts need to come from all fields of science and engineering, applied mathematics  and computing alike. 


Michael BaderMichael Bader is associate professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He works on hardware-aware algorithms in CSE (computational science and engineering) and HPC. His main focus is on the challenges imposed by the latest supercomputing platforms and the development of efficient and scalable algorithms and software for simulation tasks in science and engineering. Since 2001, he's been involved in TUM's international Master's programme in CSE and, since 2005, in the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering.


8:00 pm - 9:30 pm   Career Fair, Dinner & Networking

  • Insight into a new field and great careers
  • Get together with 199 other regional and international STEM students
  • Fun day of great food and conversations

We are reaching out to organizations to support the program as sponsors and participants. Please contact to get involved.

  • Help increase STEM workforce
  • Associates your organization as a STEM employer
  • Boosts the HPC user base
  • Great corporate publicity!

If you are interested in attending the ISC STEM Student Day, please register for the program. This program is open to 200 students and participants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.


Please click HERE to sign up.