Transforming the Future of High Performance Computing, Networking and Storage

ISC High Performance 2017 kicks off this week in Frankfurt, Germany. For those who are not familiar, the ISC global community has been coming together for more than 30 years to share knowledge in high performance computing (HPC), and this five-day event is anticipating more than 3,000 attendees from over 80 countries to be in attendance this year.

Dell EMC is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference, which will feature power-packed sessions on topics including HPC systems, applications and algorithms, and trends and challenges — such as how deep learning is changing the HPC landscape. Our HPC team is looking forward to Monday’s announcement of the new TOP500 and Green500 systems lists, as well as cheering on the 12 teams participating in this year’s three-day student cluster competition.

Showcasing HPC products and solutions

We’re gearing up to show off Dell EMC’s robust, end-to-end HPC solutions and partnerships, designed to help accelerate discovery and optimize productivity. Topics and demos throughout the week will include PowerEdge 14g servers with optional CoolIT liquid cooling and the PowerEdge C4130 Server with four NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs supporting NVLINK, as well as spotlighting our collaboration with customers. Of note, some of the most intriguing customer stories include the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin, featuring the new Stampede 2.0 phase 1 system at 12.8 petaflops Rpeak, which will certainly make the new TOP500 list, the University of Cambridge with two new systems, Wilkes-2 at 1.7 petaflops Rpeak and Peta4-KNL at 0.9 petaflops Rpeak, and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, featuring the upcoming “Booster” system under development now, targeted for about 5 petaflops Rpeak.

Already the Dell EMC team has set the pace at the show through our victory as part of the Vendor Showdown! Unique to ISC, the Vendor Showdown Session comprises an afternoon of high-level presentations by industry powerhouses, which are then voted on by the audience. Dell EMC is pleased to participate in this annual ISC’17 tradition alongside our presence in the Exhibitor Forum.  In another ISC tradition, Dell EMC is sponsoring the Student Cluster Challenge team from the Center for High Performance Computing in Cape Town, South Africa. These amazing students are the winners of three out of the last four Student Cluster Challenge competitions.

Join the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting at ISC17

The Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting will kick off with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9:00pm, followed on Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00 pm by:

  • Keynote presentations from Prof. Norbert Eicker, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Dr. Paul Calleja, University of Cambridge, and Armughan Ahmad, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell EMC Ready Solutions and Alliances
  • Technical and application discussions in a dedicated session on new machine learning/deep learning methods, techniques and solutions​
  • Networking and discussion with other HPC experts

Please register for the HPC Community Meeting here.  More information on the event is available here.

You can also join Dell EMC executives and HPC technical experts for interactive discussions, activities and presentations in the exhibit hall at booth G-731 or schedule a personal meeting with our experts.

On behalf of the entire Dell EMC HPC team, I hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be another exciting HPC event.

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About the Author: Ed Turkel

I've joined Dell's growing HPC team in the role of HPC Strategist, helping to develop Dell's evolving HPC Strategy, as Dell EMC increases its investments in this strategic and growing market.