Reinventing HPC


The Program Offers Free Tutorial, Career Fair and Networking Opportunities to STEM Students

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 18, 2019  The signup for the ISC STEM Student Day program is now open and the organizers call on regional and international students to apply soon as the program can only admit a total of 200 participants. The tutorial can only accept 100 students due to space constraints.

This program, currently third in its series, has so far given close to 350 undergraduate and graduate students an early insight into the field of high performance computing (HPC), and also introduced them to the important players in the sector.

Organizations looking for talent to hire or universities considering candidates for their postgraduate degree programs benefit from being a part of the ISC STEM Student Day & Gala.

The ISC STEM Student Day & Gala will be held on Wednesday, June 19, kicking off with a morning tutorial on HPC Applications, Systems, and Programming Models, delivered by Dr. Bernd Mohr, a senior scientist at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre. Other key elements of the program include a tour of the exhibition, the Wednesday keynote address delivered by Dr. Thomas Sterling, and the HPC career fair and networking dinner in the evening.

Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up through the website as soon as possible. Those accepted will receive free admission to the program as well as the Wednesday conference.

The current applicants are enrolled in various degree programs, including meteorology, physics, computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, biosciences, biochemistry, machine learning, computational physics, automation engineering, biology, chemistry, climate science, engineering cybernetics, business IT, and molecular biotechnology.

“Every employer in the HPC sector hopes to find qualified workforce, but many STEM graduates are not entering high performance computing, as they aren’t all that aware of the career opportunities in this field. There is a misconception that HPC is an old technology. To make it worse, many universities still don’t integrate high performance computing as a module in their existing curriculum, which put the students and the HPC sector at a disadvantage," said Nages Sieslack, ISC Communications Manager.

When I presented this disparity to the ISC management three years ago, they fully supported me in establishing this program. As conference organizers, it is our hope to enable more students to experience the conference and the HPC community. Besides providing them free registration, networking opportunities, meals and career advice, we hope to help them achieve a realistic impression of this challenging field.”

If you are interested in the attendee demographics or sponsoring the ISC STEM Day & Gala, please contact


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.


Nages Sieslack

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