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ISC10 shaping up to be biggest ever

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With advance registration reaching record levels, the 2010 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC10) is set to be the best conference and exhibition in its 25-year history.

As of April 30, exactly a month before the kick-off of ISC10, the registration was 28 per cent higher compared to the same time last year, thus setting a brand new record for this year's global supercomputing event.

Not only is attendance ahead of last year's record pace, but the exhibition has also seen a 23.5 per cent increase in exhibitors. 147 of the world's leading HPC manufacturers, vendors, HPC start-ups and research institutions have already secured exhibition space for ISC10, compared to 119 exhibitors in 2009. These increases correspond to analysts' prediction that the HPC market will resume growth by 5 to 7 per cent in mid-2010.

ISC will be held from 30 May to 3 June, once again in Hamburg. The 2010 agenda consists of a half-day session of tutorials, a four-day conference and a two-and-half day exhibition. The conference and exhibition will convene in the Congress Center Hamburg, while the tutorials will be held at the University of Hamburg, which is a short walk from the convention centre. Read the complete agenda.

'By following our proven strategy of providing a valuable conference, a comprehensive exhibition and many unmatchable social and networking events, we are determined to make IS’10, which also celebrates its 25th anniversary, the best HPC event in 2010,' said ISC executive director Martin Meuer.

'I encourage all those who are yet to register to take advantage of our flexible registration options. Each day contains a versatile programme, thus giving even the busiest people the chance to be a part of ISC10.'

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. All conference proceedings are conducted in English.

Also new for this year’s programme is an exclusive 'crash course' on high performance computing. To be held Wednesday 2 June, this course will introduce those who are new to the field to the basics of supercomputing.