Reinventing HPC


FRANKFURT, Germany, 22.03.2016 - We are pleased to announce that a research paper in the area of Message Passing Interface (MPI) performance, has been selected to receive the 2016 Hans Meuer Award. The awarding will take place at the ISC High Performance conference on Monday, June 20.

Titled “Mitigating MPI Message Matching Misery,” the paper was submitted by Mario Flajslik, James Dinan, and Keith Underwood of Intel Corporation. In it, they propose a series of structures and algorithms to address the performance challenges associated with MPI message ordering in the presence of wildcards. Performance problems arise when applications scale up, since the traditional approach of using linked lists requires a lot of overhead. Their solution is to replace this with a hashing approach, along with using additional metadata to greatly speed up MPI message matching. Using a number of different benchmarks, they were able to demonstrate significant performance increases, while maintaining MPI ordering semantics.

James Dinan will present the winning paper on his team’s behalf during the research paper session on Monday afternoon. This paper was selected out of a total of 25 accepted submissions by the research paper committee, which is led by Prof. Dr. Jack Dongarra this year.

The winners will receive a cash prize of 3,000 euros, an award certificate, and a free conference pass for ISC 2017. The Hans Meuer Award has been introduced in memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 project.

Reacting to his team’s success, Dinan said, “My colleagues and I are honored that our submission was selected over 24 other papers for the Hans Meuer Award.” On their research findings, he said, “reducing communication latency is extremely difficult, and work like this that revisits basic assumptions is crucial to making headway on this important challenge.”

A complete list of papers that will be presented at the 2016 Research Paper session is provided here.  

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Those attending the conference should register before May 11 to reap the benefits of the early-bird registration fees, which is more than 45 percent lower than the onsite fees.

ISC 2016 focuses on 10 timely topics, namely:

  • Big Data and HPC Convergence
  • Performance Modeling and Prediction
  • Advanced Disaster Prediction and Mitigation
  • State of the Art in Life Science and Computational System Biology
  • Challenges in Extreme Engineering
  • Exascale Architectures: Revolution versus Evolution
  • Algorithms for Extreme Scale in Practice
  • HPC in IoT and Robotics 
  • Deep Learning: Basics and Applications
  • Connected Cars and Big Data

The topics will be explored by more than 400 speakers over a three-day period, from Monday, June 20 through Wednesday. June 22. Sunday, June 19 is reserved for 10 tutorials and on Thursday, June 23, the organizers will host workshops.

The event will also host the largest HPC exhibition in Europe, with over 160 participants, made up of vendors, international research laboratories and universities.


About ISC High Performance

Now in its 31st year, ISC High Performance is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community. It offers a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.

Over 400 hand-picked expert speakers and 160 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet attendees at ISC High Performance. A number of events complement the technical program including Tutorials, the TOP500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, the PhD Forum, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions, the Poster Sessions, Exhibitor Forums, and Workshops.

ISC High Performance is open to engineers, IT specialists, system developers, vendors, scientists, researchers, students, journalists, and other members of the HPC global community. The exhibition attracts decision-makers from automotive, finance, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking, pharmaceutical and other industries, as well those providing hardware, software and services for the HPC community. Attendees will learn firsthand about new products and applications, in addition to the latest technological advances in the HPC industry.


Nages Sieslack
Phone +49-621-180686-16

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