June 13, 2013
June 13 -- In his keynote titled “HPC and Supercomputing – On our Way towards a New Utility,” Jason Stowe, the CEO of Cycle Computing, will be talking about what will happen when scientists and researchers are no longer limited by fixed-size compute and data capacity. His presentation will explore how organizations are running large-scale HPC workloads, using high performance and high throughput utility computing. Several real-world examples from a number of companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pacific Life Insurance, Schrödinger, and others, will be presented. Based upon these case studies, Stowe will discuss trends that could forever change how computational science is performed.
This year’s cloud conference will also focus on digital manufacturing. ISC Cloud Chair, Wolfgang Gentzsch commenting on this emerging area said, “Small and medium-size companies will really benefit from this conference. Their desktop computers are limited in CPU power and memory size. But early adopters today are already overcoming these limits by bursting into a CAE or Bio Cloud. Half of our speakers will present their use cases from digital manufacturing.”
The full program is available on the ISC’13 Cloud website.
ISC Big Data – Where HPC and Enterprise Meet
Following the cloud conference, scientists and business leaders will come together to discuss big data in the enterprise, science and other domains, based on success stories and real-life case studies. Two exciting keynotes have been lined up for September 25 and 26 to give attendees an expansive perspective of the big data field.
In the first keynote, “Big Data - Hype or Disruptive Innovation?,” Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann, Assistant Professor of Technology Management at University Sankt Gallen in Switzerland, will offer a reality-check on the big data phenomenon. Data-intensive computing and analytics have been around for decades, built on a 20-year technology base encompassing business analytics, data warehousing, and HPC. But three years ago the big data juggernaut took off, promising tremendous value from recently commercialized technologies like MapReduce, high performance file systems, in-memory databases, and enterprise-grade solid state disks (SSDs). So is “big data” just a new catch phrase for a set of evolving solutions or does it represent a fundamental step-change for the industry?
In the second keynote, Flavio Villanustre, Vice President of technology architecture and product at LexisNexis, will offer an industry perspective in his talk, “HPC and Data Intensive Computing: The Road to Convergence.” From his perspective, big data technologies are linking the disparate worlds of HPC and enterprise computing. As a result, he believes that these two domains are blurring and will now be able leverage each other in exciting new ways. In a second keynote, Dr. Chaitanya Baru, a distinguished scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center will present the Big Data Top100, a new initiative to rank systems based on a data-centric benchmark.
There is HPC in the Air
For many decades, if you belonged to the “chosen people,” supercomputers were on the floor of your HPC data center – mighty, powerful, thundering, admired, the Holy Grail of science and engineering. And you were one of the few elected HPC-savvy; you were the magician conjuring grand challenge solutions out of this magic box on the floor.
Over the last decade, however, we saw some of this HPC moving out of the data center. Multicore CPUs and GPGPUs, advanced memory hierarchies, and great graphics came to the desk of the engineer and the scientist, a mini-Cray to hug, known as a workstation by the unromantic… Click here to read more.
The Cloud Big Data Kickoff at ISC’13
To celebrate the introduction of the new conference series and the success of the fourth cloud conference, ISC Events will co-sponsor with Intersect360 Research to host an ISC Cloud Big Data BBQ during ISC’13 on Wednesday, June 19.
The BBQ will take place from 6 - 8 pm at Marché Messehof. The get together will also help provide a place for attendees to talk business and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere. Participation is limited to 500 attendees due to limited space, so, try to be there as early as you can!
ISC’13 Big Data and ISC’13 Cloud – Why Sponsor?
If you browse the ISC’13 Big Data and ISC’13 Cloud programs, you’ll agree that both conferences offer very practice-oriented agendas covering various issues to the benefit of the audience. There’s a nice balance between research and industrial use cases as well as many panel discussions to help the HPC community carve out a clear direction for their big data and cloud challenges
If you are looking for a niche conference with qualified leads, consider sponsoring either one or both of these conferences that take place in tandem. Please contact Ms. Anna Schachoff at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about your business needs and sponsoring opportunities.
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