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ISC2016 highlights

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  • ISC2016 set a record for attendance — over 3,000 attendees!
  • Video encapsulates the highlights— watch it now!
  • Big compute meets big data is a chief theme — what's to come?

If you weren’t one of the record-setting 3,000 attendees to make it to the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this year, you are in good company – we couldn’t make it either!

Frankfurt in the rearview mirror. Narrated by Steve Conway, this video recaps the events at the annual ISC conference. Courtesy ISC.

But fret not: The good folks at ISC have put together a brief video summarizing the annual event. It’s just like being there (minus the bratwurst and bier).

Highlights of the ISC2016 conference include:  

  • HPC Top 500 list – (with a new entrant at the top!)  This list helps those at home keep track of who’s ahead in the global exascale race.  
  • Green 500 list – A ranking of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers. With each megawatt running about $1 million, the inclusion of the Green 500 is a sign of wiser times to come. 
  • Big compute + big data – Many large commercial firms are starting to adopt HPC to tackle the analytical hurdles too high for enterprise IT to handle. 
  • Artificial intelligence  – Another highlight of ISC2016 was a focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Already transforming the world, AI will rely on scalability to meet its potential. (Enter high-performance computing.)

There’s so much more that happened in Frankfurt this summer.  See for yourself!

Read more of our ISC2016 coverage in Thunderstruck in Frankfurt.

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