ISC’13 Keynotes Announced

High-performance computing and data analytics will be among the topics presented by Bill Dally's keynote address.

The 2013 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’13) has announced that Bill Dally, NVidia’s Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research, will give this year’s conference keynote address titled “Future Challenges of Large-Scale Computing.”

In the talk, Dally will discuss how high-performance computing and data analytics share challenges of power, programmability, and scalability and discuss the role that energy efficiency plays in determining system performance. Additionally, Dally will address the –challenges posed by large-scale parallelism and storage hierarchy of future machines.

Other keynote talks include: “Moore’s Law 2020,” presented by Stephen S. Pawlowski, Chief Technology Officer for the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel, and “Fooling the Masses with Performance Results: Old Classics & Some New Ideas” by Gerhard Wellein, Professor in the Department for Computer Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Additionally, Thomas Sterling will celebrate his tenth ISC keynote address with a look back at the progress and accomplishments in HPC over the past 10 years. Sterling is Professor of Informatics and Computing at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing as well as Chief Scientist and Associate Director of the PTI Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies.

ISC’13, which will be held June 16-20 in Leipzig, Germany, provides a five-day technical program with speakers and exhibits from leading research centers and vendors. Advance registration is now open for ISC’13, and those registering by May 15 can save more than 25 percent off onsite registration rates.