ISC2020 Goes Digital, GCS Will be There Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V.

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ISC2020 Goes Digital, GCS Will be There
Newsflash 09/2020 –

For the first time in the history of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), the largest annual high-performance-computing-focused event on German ground, will be held as an online only event. Called ISC 2020 Digital, the event will take place from June 22–25. The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) and representatives of its member centres HLRS, JSC and LRZ will participate with various contributions to the digital event.

ISC High Performance 2020, Europe’s largest HPC event, was canceled due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the international high-performance computing community will meet virtually over the course of the four-day event. The annual ISC conference is always well-regarded and well-received by the scientific community and has proven to be one of the leading HPC-focused events in the world. As a major supporter of the conference and exhibition, GCS has always contributed in a variety of activities to the success of ISC. Jointly with its member centres, GCS will continue this effort with this year’s digital version of the event.


Overview of GCS and its member centres’ involvement in the digital ISC conference:

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS)


High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)

HLRS Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:

Follow HLRS on Twitter to get the latest updates from us: @HLRS_HPC

HLRS will use the following hashtags for our Twitter outreach: #shapingtomorrow #ISC20 #HPCforGermany


Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

JSC Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:

Follow JSC on Twitter to get the latest updates from us: @fzj_jsc

Follow JSC‘s director, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert: @Tomtherhymer

JSC will use the following hashtags for our Twitter outreach: #shapingtomorrow  #ISC20 #HPCforGermany


Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)

Martin Schulz, Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), is co-chairman of ISC 2020’s scientific programme. He will also present two of his research projects together with colleagues.

LRZ Representatives will be participating in the following sessions:

Further information on LRZ@ISC2020 Digital is available at: https://www.lrz.de/services/termine/2020_ISCdigital/

Follow LRZ on Twitter to get the latest updates from us: @LRZ_DE

Follow LRZ‘s director, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller: @Kranzlmueller

LRZ will use the following hashtags for our Twitter outreach: #shapingtomorrow #WeAreLRZ #ISC20 #HPCforGermany


GCS Resources Play a Role in #shapingtomorrow

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, GCS centres have fast-tracked access to their world-class HPC resources for researchers focused on epidemiological modelling, vaccine development, or other efforts designed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Read our recent feature article on researchers’ efforts here.
     
  • HLRS researchers have been using HPC in concert with visualization technologies to develop a “digital twin” of the German city of Herrenberg. The team can use these technologies for analyzing, integrating, and visualizing data describing urban phenomena in order to simulate the complex, dynamic processes that are important to consider in urban planning. Read more about the group’s efforts here.  
     
  • Researchers have been using resources at JSC to learn how to imbue enzymes with increased tolerance to detergents and solvents encountered in a variety of environments—an important characteristic needed for advancing drug design and other biotechnological applications. Read more about the team’s research here
     
  • Researchers using LRZ’s HPC resources are using language-learning algorithms to “decode the language of life” and help to sift through and organize terabytes of information contained in the world’s largest protein databases, helping medical professionals and researcher more quickly access the potetinally life-saving information they need. Read more about the team’s work here.

Follow @gcs_hpc on Twitter throughout ISC to learn more about how GCS helps with #shapingtomorrow. 


An overview of the complete ISC 2020 program can be found at https://www.isc-hpc.com/overview.html and the ISC 2020 agenda is available at https://2020.isc-program.com/