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ISC'09 conference program is now set

The conference program for the 2009 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) has  been finalised, and according to ISC'09 General Chair Professor Hans Meuer, this year's programme is set to be the most illustrious in the 24-year history of the conference. The conference will be held from 23-26 June in Hamburg, Germany.

The four-day HPC conference and trade show at the Hamburg Congress Centre provides an international platform to gain insights, network and do business with more than 1,500 attendees. At least 120 exhibitors from 45 countries are expected to attend.

ISC has a well-established reputation for presenting well-founded, precise and up-to-date information in an environment that encourages informal conversations and sharing of ideas. ISC is also the largest HPC exhibition in Europe. All conference proceedings are conducted in English.

In addition to world-renowned keynote speakers, ISC'09 will feature four in-depth sessions examining some of the most exciting and challenging areas in high performance computing today:

  • HPC & Cloud Computing – Synergy or Competition? featuring speakers from Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Microsoft and others.
  • Climate Modelling & HPC: Challenges in a Changing World, featuring speakers from leading climate research institutions, including ECMWF, NCAR, MPI, GFDL and COLA.
  • Supercomputing Challenges for Research in Aeronautics, featuring speakers from EADS, Airbus, Boeing, DLR and Turbomeca.
  • Scientific Afternoon, with parallel sessions on burning scientific topics, chosen by a panel of judges from submissions by researchers around the world.

The ISC'09 programme also includes four keynote speakers:

  • Andreas von Bechtolsheim of Arista Networks and the legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems, will discuss The Evolution of Interconnects for High Performance Computing during the opening session keynote address on Tuesday 23 June.
  • Professor Thomas Sterling, the Arnaud & Edwards Professor of Computer Science at Louisiana State University, will talk about HPC Achievement & Impact – 2009 on Wednesday 24 June.
  • Professor Gunter Dueck, IBM Distinguished Engineer, will give the Thursday 25 June keynote talk on Lean Brain Management – More Success and Efficiency by Saving Intelligence.
  • Professor Edgar Körner, president of the Honda Research Institute Europe, will discuss The Brain-like Vision in the keynote session on Friday 26 June.

Advance registration for ISC'09 begins Monday 2 March, and in addition to reduced rates, a number of one-day options for both the programme and exhibition are being offered for the first time.

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