Reinventing HPC


FRANKFURT, Germany, January 28, 2020 – We are pleased to present the 2020 High Performance conference Invited Program. Comprised of handpicked topics selected by industry experts, the program spans a wide array of sessions, including:

  • Keynotes
  • Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Focus Sessions
  • Panels
  • Machine Learning Day
  • Industrial Day
  • HPC in Asia

The Focus Sessions that run from Monday, June 22 to Wednesday, June 24, as well as the Machine Learning Day on Wednesday, will be comprised of the tracks and topics specified below.



System Architecture

  • New Memory Technologies
  • Exascale Systems
  • Containers for HPC
  • Photonic Interconnects


  • Classical Algorithms Applied to AI and Machine Learning
  • How AI Can Enable More Efficient HPC
  • Mixed Precision for Classical Applications
  • Emerging Applications in Energy (e.g., renewables, CO2 mitigation)

Emerging Technologies

  • Highly Heterogeneous Processors
  • Quantum Computing
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • HPC in Embedded Systems
  • Potentially Disruptive Processor, Memory, and Networking Technologies

Parallel Programming Models & Performance Modelling

  • Performance Tuning, Program Analysis and Performance Measurement
  • Interactive Programming Approaches for Extreme-Scale Systems
  • HPC as a Tool to Enable Science and Programming
  • Programming Challenges in Reconfigurable Computing
  • Communications and Synchronization on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Machine Learning Day

  • Machine Learning Across Scientific Domains
  • Computational Aspects of New Trends in Machine Learning
  • Alternative Solvers (e.g., genetic algorithms)
  • Purpose-Built Hardware Architectures for Machine Learning
  • Emerging Technologies for Machine Learning

ISC Industrial Day and HPC in Asia

The Industrial Day and HPC in Asia program will be presented as stand-alone sessions within the Invited Program.

Now in its eighth year, the Industrial Day, was developed to introduce companies to HPC and AI technologies via successful use cases that increased the competitive edge of these businesses. The 2020 track is organized by Maike Gilliot of TERATEC and Andreas Wierse from Sicos BW GmbH. The Industrial Day track will take place on Tuesday, June 23.

HPC in Asia on Wednesday, June 24, is a half-day session that provides updates on HPC developments in the region, including the latest HPC-enabled application research. The session includes both invited talks and Research Posters. The 2020 HPC in Asia is headed by chair Lin Gan of Tsinghua University and Wuxi National Supercomputing Centre.

Starting this year, a dedicated committee consisting of industry-recognized HPC and Machine Learning practitioners, will be designing the program.

This change is in accordance with the ISC Contributed Program, which has enjoyed an exceptional level of community involvement since 2015. By involving active HPC and ML practitioners, the Invited Program topics are aligned with timely developments in the field that reflect the dynamic nature of the high performance computing landscape.

The Invited Program Committee consists of the following members:

  • ISC 2020 Program Chair (David Keyes, Kaust) and Deputy Program Chair (Martin Schulz, TU/Munich)
  • ISC program team (with Gerhard Wellein & Georg Hager of Erlangen Regional Computing Center)
  • Five newly appointed track leaders

The five track leaders are well-known researchers in their respective fields within the HPC community. They will be lending their expertise in organizing the ISC Invited Program tracks for the 2020 and 2021 conferences as follows:

ISC Keynotes and Distinguished Speaker Series

The Monday – Wednesday Keynotes and the Distinguished Speaker Series will be announced on the website between mid-February to early March. The full agenda will be available online when registration opens in mid-March.

Hotel Stay

For those attending, please make your reservations early, as June is a busy time and there are limited hotels around the convention center. You can book your stay via our partner hotels and booking agent to enjoy the ISC 2020 rates.


ISC High Performance: Shaping Tomorrow

ISC High Performance 2020 will showcase the latest advancements in HPC, encompassing all the key developments happening in system design, applications, programming models, machine learning, and emerging technologies. Come join over 3,700 attendees, 400 speakers and 160 exhibitors, consisting of vendors and leading research organizations, from June 21 to 25, in Frankfurt, Germany, and find out how high performance computing is shaping tomorrow.

First held in 1986, ISC High Performance distinguishes itself as the world’s oldest and Europe’s most significant forum for the HPC, machine learning and data analytics communities.



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