GCS Plays Active Role at ISC23
Newsflash 04/2023 –

All three GCS centres were well-represented at the event’s exhibition and staff members actively participated in various events during the conference.

ISC23 ran May 21-25 in Hamburg, Germany. Image credit: ISC. 

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) and the three GCS centres—the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)—successfully participated in this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC23), which took place May 21̵–25 at the Congress Center in Hamburg, Germany. The conference is one of three high-profile events that bring together high-performance computing (HPC) experts from around the world for a week of presentations, discussions, exhibitions and much more.

In the exhibition, GCS revealed with a new stand design, enabling all three centres to present and display their latest innovations through presentations and exhibits. The stand was heavily frequented by visitors throughout the event, and the centres’ presentations were well-attended, serving as jumping off points for discussion and intensive dialog with those in attendance. 

The centres’ staffs also played a significant role in the event’s technical program by actively participating in over 28 events during the conference.

In addition to the technical program and the exhibition, GCS also continued its proud support of undergraduate students participating in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), a friendly challenge where teams from universities around the world build a small computer cluster and perform a series of benchmarking challenges. This year, GCS sponsored a joint team from the University of Hamburg and Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. In addition to the valuable skills gained during the competition, the students also visited the GCS team directly at the stand during a free time slot, giving them further insight into the HPC world.

"We are satisfied with our appearance at ISC23, as we were able to record a high number of visitors to our stand throughout," summed up Claus Axel Müller, Managing Director of GCS. "We were able to take advantage of the opportunity to make further contacts in the HPC world as well as to further consolidate existing ones and develop new ideas for joint activities."