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GCS at ISC’14 Leipzig (June 22-26, 2014)

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing at ISC’14 Leipzig (June 22-26, 2014)

Berlin/Germany, June 20, 2014 – The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) is announcing its participation in the International Supercomputing Conference 2014 (ISC’14) to be held at the CCL in Leipzig from June 22 to 26. GCS will present itself on a joint booth (# 940) where visitors will receive comprehensive information about the latest HPC projects supported by the three GCS centres HLRS (High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart), JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Centre), and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre).

At this year’s ISC, GCS will primarily focus on presenting a number of spectacular simulation projects that achieved a great deal of attention on an excellent scientific level. Leveraging the vast computing power of GCS supercomputers, scientists in the fields of Astrophysics, Materials Sciences, and Nature and Environment not only succeeded in setting new world records in simulation runs but were able to obtain unprecedented details which allowed to further the until now limited knowledge about some of the most pressing scientific riddles and challenges of our time.

Participation in ISC’14 Conference Programme

During the Conference Opening Session on Monday, June 23, Prof. Michael M. Resch (HLRS), Chairman of the GCS board of directors, will announce the winners of the noted Gauss Award, chosen by a Gauss Award Committee from all papers accepted for the ISC’14 Research Paper Sessions. In the ISC’14 conference programme, representatives of the three GCS member centres are scheduled to participate in a number of sessions and presentations. In particular, the directors of the three GCS member centres have taken on key roles in the following ISC’14 events:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Arndt Bode (LRZ Garching)

Chair at Closing Session with Analyst Crossfire
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (Hall 1, CCL)

Speaker at HPC in Europe: Reducing the TCO for Grand Scale Applications,
Experience with SuperMUC
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 03:15 pm - 04:15 pm (Hall 5, CCL)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult Michael M. Resch (HLRS Stuttgart)

Chair at Research Papers 01 – PRACE ISC & Gauss Awards
Monday, June 23, 2014, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Hall 4, CCL)

Chair at Young & Bright HPC Researchers
Monday, June 23, 2014, 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm (Hall 2, CCL)

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert (JSC Jülich)

Speaker at Supercomputing & Human Brain Project – Following Brain Research & ICT on 10-Year Quest
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 02:15 pm - 04:15 pm (Hall 3, CCL)

Presenter at BoF 11: The European HPC Ecosystem – Towards an European Leadership
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm (Hall 4, CCL)

GCS Booth # 940

At the GCS booth, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and inter-exchange with researchers, scientists and experts of the three GCS supercomputing centres HLRS, JSC and LRZ. Screen presentations will provide details about the large number of simulation projects of break-through calibre the GCS petascale supercomputers are being used for. Additionally, ongoing presentations on the booth will include the following:

HLRS will showcase interactive 3D visualizations of simulation results on a large, tiled 3D display wall. Applications are ranging from weather and combustion simulations to interactive simulations of water power plants. Furthermore, visitors are invited for a hands-on Augmented Reality demo analysing simulation results of the airflow and pressure distribution around a 3D scanned triathlete on his racing bicycle. By moving a camera around the bicycle or even ride the bicycle themselves, visitors can immediately observe changes to the airflow resulting from various riding positions of the triathlete. This helps triathletes to find and verify the most efficient riding position on their racing bikes and to analyse individual mounted accessories and helmets.

JSC will present LLview, the in-house developed comprehensive interactive monitoring software for supercomputers, demonstrating live the operation of various supercomputers worldwide. In addition, JSC will also show the LLview monitoring components of the Eclipse PTP development environment for supercomputing applications. A wide spectrum of scientific results obtained with the JSC supercomputers will be exhibited in 2D presentation videos and animations.

LRZ will focus on highlighting their HPC system SuperMUC and present current science and research projects in 2D-videos. During the coffee breaks of the official conference, LRZ will run a series of short presentations on the GCS booth on the following subjects:

Tuesday, 6/24, and Wednesday, 6/25 (repetitively). Location: GCS booth (#940)

10:45 - 10:55 Introducing the Intel Parallel Computing Centre at LRZ
10:55 - 11:05 Extreme Scaling on SuperMUC
11:05 - 11:15 SuperMUC Phase 2

16:30 - 16:40 Energy Aware Scheduling
16:40 - 16:50 Autotune
16:50 - 17:00 SeisSol on SuperMUC

About GCS

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) combines the three national supercomputing centres HLRS (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Centre), and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching near Munich) into Germany’s Tier-0 supercomputing institution. Concertedly, the three centres provide the largest and most powerful supercomputer infrastructure in all of Europe to serve a wide range of industrial and research activities in various disciplines. They also provide top-class training and education for the national as well as the European High Performance Computing (HPC) community. GCS is the German member of PRACE (Partnership for Advance Computing in Europe), an international non-profit association consisting of 25 member countries, whose representative organizations create a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure, providing access to computing and data management resources and services for large-scale scientific and engineering applications at the highest performance level.

GCS is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.

GCS has its headquarters in Berlin/Germany.


Regina Weigand, GCS Public Relations
+49 711 685-87261

This press release as pdf file:
 Press Release 03/2014: Gauss Centre for Supercomputing at ISC’14 Leipzig (June 22-26, 2014) (PDF, 659 kB)