Reinventing HPC


FRANKFURT, Germany, June 16, 2019 – 3,345 high performance computing practitioners and enthusiasts from over 50 countries have made their way into Frankfurt, Germany as of Sunday, to attend the 2019 ISC High Performance conference and exhibition. A total of over 3,500 attendees are expected at this year’s show. Now in its 34th year, this mid-year event is Europe’s largest HPC forum and prides itself on the international scope and diversity of its attendees.

Today, June 16, was devoted to tutorial sessions, followed by the main program, which runs from Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19. The event wraps up on Thursday, June 20, with a full day of workshops. The organizers have lined up a program covering the entire spectrum of high performance computing topics, encompassing servers, networking, storage, software tools, and applications. The two special-focus tracks, the Industrial Day and the Machine Learning Day, return once again this year with all new sessions for practitioners and researchers engaged in those application areas.

The accompanying exhibition will display product demonstrations and research projects from 165 key vendors, research centers and universities in the HPC space.

The Opening Session

The conference will be officially opened at 9:00 am on Monday, June 17, by conference general co-chairs, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer, followed by the conference keynote at 9:30 am. This year’s address will be delivered by by Ivo Sbalzarini, the Chair of Scientific Computing for Systems Biology on the faculty of computer science of TU Dresden, and Senior Research Group Leader with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. He will be discussing the growing intersection between HPC and systems biology.

Another high point on Monday is the announcement of the 53rd TOP500 list at 11:00 am. Project co-founder Erich Strohmaier will present the highlights of the new rankings and discuss the latest trends.

Here is a list of the not–to–be–missed conference highlights:

  1. The Keynotes
  2. Distinguished Speaker Talks
  3. The Research Paper Session
  4. The Industrial Day
  5. The Machine Learning Day
  6. The Exhibition

For easy program browsing, attendees can use the online agenda planner or download the agenda as a PDF document.

You Can Still Register

The check-in and self-registration counters at the Messe opened Sunday, June 16 at 7:30 am and will stay open until Wednesday, 4:00 pm.

Here are the opening hours for the whole week:

Sunday, June 16 - 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Monday, June 17 - 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 18 - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 19 - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Workshop check-in counter will be set up at the Marriott Hotel.

Thursday, June 20 - 7:30 am – 2:00 pm


About ISC High Performance

First held in 1986, 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 invited programs complement the Monday – Wednesday keynotes, including the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Industry Track and the Machine Learning Track. The ISC Contributed Program consists of Tutorials, Workshops, the Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions, Research Poster, the PhD Forum, Project Poster Sessions and Exhibitor Forums. Various social events allow attendees to get together for informal interaction.


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