ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community on June 18

Frankfurt, Germany, (PresseBox) - In less than three days, over 3,000 attendees from 58 countries will be converging on the city of Frankfurt to attend the 32nd ISC High Performance conference, living up to its reputation as the largest HPC forum in Europe.

Current registration numbers are eight percent higher than last year, promising an increase in attendance from Germany, the US, the UK and Japan. If the current trend continues, the conference will make history with record attendance.

This year’s main program will be held at Messe Frankfurt, from June 18 – 21 and the workshops will be offered at Marriott Frankfurt on June 22. The organizers have lined up a program comprising compelling topics that will be addressed by experts in their fields. Worthy of mention are the Industrial Day and Deep Learning Day, which will focus on commercial HPC and AI, respectively. Both programs are designed to benefit commercial users and the academic community.

The accompanying exhibition will display product demonstrations and research projects from 148 key vendors, research centers and universities in the HPC space.

The Opening Session

The conference will be officially opened at 8:30 am on Monday, June 19, by conference general co-chairs, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer, followed by the conference keynote at 9:00 am. This year’s keynote will be delivered by Professor Dr. Jennifer Chayes of Microsoft Research on Network Science. She will be talking about how massive data networks are challenging our conventional models in database management and are spurring new applications.  

Another high point on Monday is the announcement of the 49th TOP500 list at 10:30 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 Monday – Wednesday conference highlights:


The Keynotes
Distinguished Talks
The Research Paper Session
The Industrial Day
The Deep Learning Day
The Exhibition
The Welcome Party


For easy program browsing, attendees can use the ISC 2017 Agenda App, which works on all Android, iOS and Windows devices.

Still Time Left to Register

Finally, if you haven’t done so yet, there is still time to register and save 200 Euros off the full conference pass.

If you are getting into Frankfurt on the weekend, you can register prior to Monday to avoid standing in the longer lines expected during the week. The registration counter will be open Sunday, June 18 at 7:30 am and will stay open until 6:00 pm.

Here are the opening hours for the whole week:

Sun, June 18 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Mon, June 19 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Tue, June 20 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Wed, June 21 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Thursday registration desk will be set up at the Marriott Hotel

Thur, June 22 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

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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 speakers and 150 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet attendees at ISC High Performance. A number of events complement the Monday - Wednesday keynotes, including the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Industrial Day, The Deep Learning Day, Tutorials, Workshops, the Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions, Research Poster, the PhD Forum, Project Poster Sessions and Exhibitor Forums.

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