November 16, 2009
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16 -- SC09 -- Prometeus GmbH, the organizer of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), Europe's premier and world's oldest HPC trade show, proudly announces that it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at ISC'10 from May 31 – June 3, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany.
"In the spirit of 25-years of steady growth and renowned tradition, ISC'10 will be marking its success with a power-packed conference. Over 220 invited speakers from research and industry will be sharing their expert knowledge with about 2000 participants," remarked Martin Meuer, ISC's executive director.
For the first time in ISC's history, four keynote talks will be delivered by vertical industry experts and prominent researchers, exploring the latest trends affecting the global supercomputing industry as well as the IT market. Distinguished speakers include Kirk B. Skaugen, Vice President, Intel Architecture Group & General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel USA; Prof. Dr. Helmut Merkel, Manager & Shareholder, EurAsia Global Concept, Peking, China; Prof. Dr. Thomas Sterling, Arnaud & Edwards Professor of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, USA and Dr.-Ing. habil. Horst Zuse, TU Berlin/FH Lausitz, Germany. Incidentally, Zuse, the son of Konrad Zuse -- the creator of world's first fully automatic, program controlled and freely programmable working computer, Z3 -- will talk on the "TOP500 List of the early Computers." More information is available at http://www.supercomp.de/isc10/Program/Keynotes.
The four day conference sessions will also be coupled with a three day comprehensive exhibition participated by 140 businesses and research institutions, showcasing all leading technologies and applications in the supercomputing industry today. ISC'10 is most popular among global IT decision-makers, researchers and HPC enthusiasts from around the world.
Adding more spirit to the celebration, ISC'10 will be offering a 20 percent early bird registration discount for the entire duration of SC09. Registration forms are obtainable at Booth #454.
ISC'10, open to IT-decision makers, members of the HPC global community and other interested parties will be composed of two parts: an Exhibition featuring exhibits in the fields of supercomputing, networks and storage, and a Conference featuring educational, scientific and technical as well as business sessions. ISC is the world's oldest and Europe's most important HPC Event which allows analysts, decision-makers from the automobile, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking and other vertical 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. For registration, exhibition and conference information, visit http://www.isc10.org/.
About Prometeus GmbH
Prometeus GmbH mainly focuses on two areas of business -- ISC and the TOP500 Project. Both projects are closely connected with Prof Dr. Hans Meuer, the General-Chair of ISC and founding author of TOP500. Prof. Dr Meuer has been involved in data processing since 1960. He served as a head of department at the Research Center in Jülich, prior to his appointment as the director of the computer center and professor for computer science at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Since 1998, he has been the managing director of Prometeus GmbH. His son, Martin Meuer has been responsible for the daily operations of ISC since 2002.
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