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HPC Advisory Council Announces 2nd Annual European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’11)

The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’11, will host the 2nd Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2011 in the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany on June 19, 2011. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.

“The HPC Advisory Council continues its worldwide HPC workshops and we are pleased to collaborate again with ISC for this upcoming High-Performance Computing education and outreach workshop in Germany,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. “This is an excellent educational opportunity for European-based, HPC and data center IT professionals.”

“ISC is delighted to continue its collaboration with the HPC Advisory Council by hosting this event,” said Dr. Hans Werner Meuer, ISC General Chair. “The council has become a cornerstone for HPC outreach and education and we are looking forward to a very rich and interesting program highlighting the current status and the future development of various high-performance technologies.”

Pricing for the one-day workshop is 30€. Registration for the workshop is required and is now open through the ISC’11 registration page. The one-day workshop will include coffee breaks and lunch courtesy of the HPC Advisory Council. For more information please visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2011/european_workshop or contact the council at [email protected].

The 2nd Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop is proudly sponsored by AMD, Dell, Intel® Cluster Ready, Mellanox Technologies, Microsoft, The Ohio State University, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, and Xyratex. Media sponsorship and coverage is being provided by the 451 Group, HPC-CH, insideHPC and Scientific Computing World.

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About ISC’11

Now in its 26th year, ISC is the world’s oldest and one of the most important conferences for the HPC community, offering a strong five-day technical program with a wide range of expert speakers and exhibits from leading research centers and vendors. A number of events complement the technical program, including Tutorials, Workshops, Top500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions, Research Poster Session, Exhibitor and Start-up Forums and the popular "Hot Seat Sessions" featuring leaders from industry and research centers. The conference has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, with an estimated 2,000 participants from around the world expected to convene in Hamburg, June 19 – 23.

ISC’11 is open to IT-decision makers, scientists, members of the HPC global community and other interested parties. The ISC exhibition allows analysts, decision-makers from the automotive, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking and other industries; solution providers, data storage suppliers, distributors, hardware and software manufacturers, the media, scientists and universities to see and learn firsthand about new products, applications and technological advances in the supercomputing industry today.

About the HPC Advisory Council

The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. For more information about the HPC Advisory Council, please visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.

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