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Welcome to ISC High Performance 2021



ISC High Performance 2021 - June 27 - July 1
Messe Frankfurt, Germany - (Hall 3 and Forum)

Over 3,700 practitioners and users will come together in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 27 – July 1, to discuss and explore international developments and trends in some of the fastest growing segments of IT.

The ISC Exhibition, consisting of over 160 exhibitors, caters to the hardware and software demands of global research centers and businesses in the fields of HPC, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

Attendees will draw value from the event by learning about new products and technologies, exchanging ideas with their peers, making new connections, and advancing their careers. At the same time, exhibitors will get access to an audience interested in finding the best solutions to their business and research challenges.

The ISC 2021 topics listed below reflect the course of next year’s Invited and Contributed Programs.


ISC 2021 Chairs

Led by ISC 2021 Program Chair Martin Schulz, Full Professor and Chair for Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems at Technical University Munich, the ISC chairs and their individual committees play an active role in designing the ISC Contributed and Invited programs. They also actively assess all submissions, select presenters and award recipients.


  •  ISC 2021 Program Chair Martin Schulz
  •  ISC 2021 Program Deputy Chair Keren Bergman
  • ISC 2021 Research Papers Chair Brad Chamberlain
  • ISC 2021 PhD Forum Chair Olga Pearce
  • ISC 2021 Tutorials Chair Kevin Huck
  • ISC 2021 Workshops Chair Heike Jagode
  • ISC 2021 BoF's Chair Masha Sosonkina
  • ISC 2020 HPC In Asia Chair Lin Gan
  • ISC 2021 Proceedings Chair Hatem Ltaif
  • ISC 2021 Publicity Chair Karsten Trinitis

ISC 2021 Steering Committee

The ISC 2021 steering committee provides guidance on the conference program and help enhance publicity, acceptance and growth of ISC in industry, research and academia.

ISC 2021 Topics

The ISC 2021 topics explicitly address current developments critical to high performance computing, machine learning and data analytics, as well as the future advances that will shape these technologies.

All conference sessions fall under the Invited Program or the Contributed Program.

System Architecture

  • New Memory and Storage Technologies
  • Exascale Systems - The Show Must Go On
  • Containers for HPC
  • RISC-V as Next-Generation HPC Components


  • HPC Empowering AI
  • How AI Can Enable More Efficient HPC
  • HPC for the Energy Transition
  • Mixed Arithmetics

Emerging Technologies

  • Silicon Photonics in HPC for Future Exascale Needs
  • Optical Switching and Networking for Next-Generation Computing
  • Emerging Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing Technologies
  • Preparing for Extreme Heterogeneity in HPC

Parallel Programming Models & Performance Modelling

  • Performance Modeling and Tuning for Exascale Systems
  • Overcoming the Challenges in Exascale Programming
  • HPC as a Tool to Enable Science and Programming
  • Programming Challenges for Reconfigurable Computing

Machine Learning Day

  • Scalable Optimization Methods for Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning Systems and Tools
  • Machine Learning for Weather and Climate
  • Machine Learning in Life Sciences
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 47 large-scale trade fairs and exhibitions that attract a total of 45,800 exhibitors and 2.3 million visitors annually.

For more information about the location and venue click here.


Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

The ISC High Performance 2021 exhibition will bring together HPC vendors, universities and research organizations from around the world who will demonstrate their most recently developed products and technologies. This is a must-attend event for organizations and users in high performance computing, storage, networking, AI/machine learning, big data and cloud computing.

As such, it promises to draw a large number of users interested in learning about this rapidly evolving landscape. Having them all present on the exhibition floor presents a unique opportunity for vendors to display their latest and greatest wares.


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


ISC Exhibition & Sales Contact

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


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