Shaping Tomorrow


Below is a compiled list of questions regarding organization, program, exhibition,  registration, catering and press for the ISC High Performance conference. If you have any questions that are not listed, our operations team will be happy to assist you.



General Information

What is ISC High Performance?

The ISC High Performance conference is Europe’s largest international conference and exhibition for high performance computing (HPC), networking and storage. It provides a 5-day platform for learning and networking with over 3,500 HPC researchers, technology leaders, scientists and IT decision makers. The exhibition showcases over 160 exhibitors of HPC vendors, universities and research organizations.

Where and when will ISC High Performance 2020 take place?

The ISC High Performance conference will be held from June 21-25, 2020, at Messe Frankfurt. More information can be found

What are the important dates of ISC High Performance 2020? 

Tutorials: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Conference: Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Exhibition: Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Workshops: Thursday, June 25, 2020

What is the common language spoken at ISC High Performance?

The official language of the conference is English, and all presentations will be held in English. Translation services will not be provided.

Where and when will future ISC High Performance conferences take place?

ISC 2021: June 27 - July 1, 2021, Messe Frankfurt, Germany



I am interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring at the ISC show. Where do I get more information, e.g. about costs?

Please contact Ms. Anna Schachoff (Sponsorship Sales) or Mr. Josiah Tabor (Exhibit Sales) for more information.


Conference Program

How can I contribute to the ISC conference program?

ISC offers various opportunities to contribute actively to the conference program.

Contributed Program

Speakers of these sessions are recruited via a call for participation. You need to submit a proposal by a certain deadline, and the relevant Committee reviews all proposals and selects the ones admitted to ISC.

Invited Program

Comprised of handpicked topics and speakers, the ISC Invited Program spans a wide array of sessions, including:

The Focus Sessions and the Machine Learning Day consist of the tracks and topics determined by the Invited Program Committee.

If you would like see any particular topic or speaker at our conference, please get in touch with

Sessions for Vendor Participation

If you are an HPC vendor and interested in a speaking opportunity, you might want to consider sponsoring; our sponsorship packages include various speaking opportunities.

  • Vendor Showdown (Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors)
  • Exhibitor Forum Sessions (Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors)

Vendor Events

Vendor Events are events that are organized and hosted by our sponsors and affiliates and take place during the ISC High Performance conference week.



When will the registration start?

Online Registration for ISC 2020 is now open!

What are the registration fees?

Registration fees can be found here.

Is there a deadline for registration?

No. You can register throughout the conference. However, the fees are higher if you register later.

What kind of payments do you accept for online registration?

You may only pay by credit card.

Are meals included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes lunch, coffee breaks, food and drinks during conference and exhibition aswell as catering at the ISC Exhibition Party. Beverages are provided throughout the day.

Can I register and pay on-site by cash?

You can pay either by cash (Euros) or credit card on-site.

Why is VAT (Value Added Tax) charged in ISC invoices?

According to the German Laws, we need to charge VAT on all ISC-rendered services. All prices are therefore subject to the statutory rate of VAT valid in Germany.

What are the registration hours during ISC 2020?

The Check-In & Self Registration Counter will be open from Sunday, June 21 to Thursday, June 25, 2020. The opening hours are as below:

Hall 3 Foyer

June 21, 2020 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
June 22, 2020 7:30 am to 8:00 pm 
June 23, 2020 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
June 24, 2020 7:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Marriott Hotel - Workshops

June 25, 2020 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

What are the ISC High Performance terms and conditions?

Please click here to read our terms and conditions.



Will WiFi be available at ISC High Performance?

Yes, free WiFi will be available in the conference center and exhibition hall for attendees and exhibitors, however it is governed by a WiFi Policy. This policy is binding for all participants of ISC High Performance.

Video recordings

We will be recording different sessions and later publish the same on the internet, particularly on YouTube. In some camera settings, the audience will be visible, and you might appear as a member of the audience (in sound, picture and video).

What happens if I lost my badge?

If you have lost any of your personal belongings please ask at the information counter in the Foyer of Hall 3 or contact us.



Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

Visas are required for some nationalities. To find out if you need a visa for Germany, visit

You may need an invitation letter for your visa application. When you register online for ISC 2020, you can request an invitation letter be emailed as a PDF to you free of charge or sent as a hard copy to you by DHL Express at a handling fee of 55.00 € plus VAT.

How do I get to the Messe Frankfurt from the airport or to downtown hotels?

Directions can be found under our ‘Directions’ section of our Travel & Stay site.

What is the climate for Frankfurt in June?

Frankfurt is located in one of the warmer areas of Germany. Just like in any other part of Germany, the temperatures are very much influenced by a constant airflow from the Atlantic Ocean. This means that temperatures almost never get unbearable.

Summer months in Frankfurt are busy, with many festivals and outdoor events taking place. You can expect warm temperatures in June, with average daily highs of around 24°C and comfortable nights of 14°C. Occasionally a heat wave will push high temperatures to the low 30s Celsius.

For more detailed information regarding weather forecasts, please visit



Does the conference also cater to vegetarians?

Yes, there will be vegetarian meals for lunch every day.



How do I obtain press accreditation for attending ISC High Performance?

To request a press or analyst pass, please contact: Nages Sieslack.

Speakers and Press Room

A combined speakers and press room is located in the Forum building on Level 0 in room “Agenda”.

 Sunday, June 21  07:30 am – 07:00 pm
 Monday, June 22 07:30 am – 07:00 pm
 Tuesday, June 23 07:30 am – 07:00 pm
 Wednesday June 24 07:30 am – 07:00 pm