Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Monday, June 24, 2024

ISC 2024 Wrap-Up: Key Takeaways and a Glimpse into ISC 2025 

HAMBURG, Germany, June 4, 2024 -- ISC 2024 ended a few weeks ago as the most successful event in the conference series, post-COVID. The high performance computing–focused community forum brought together 3,416 end users, as well as 160 technology developers and providers from 59 countries for an intense exchange of insights and ideas under the theme “Reinventing HPC.”

Held from May 12 – 16, ISC 2024 was a comprehensive conference and exhibition. It was filled with tutorials, workshops, focus sessions, and keynotes, all aimed at improving computing performance in the service of doing better science and engineering. At the same time, the reinvention theme encompassed the all-important aspects of economies of scale and energy issues. The main focus areas were hardware and software, with particular attention paid to the role of cloud computing and how to efficiently merge high performance computing with artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

By the Numbers

The largest group of attendees was from Germany, with 1002 people, followed by the U.S., with 518; the UK, with 414; France, with 214; Japan, with 138; the Netherlands, with 120; and China, with 118.

Statistics indicate that 39% of attendees were from academic and research institutions, 33% were hardware and software vendors, and the remainder were mainly from vertical market segments.

Complimentary On-Demand Content

The summary video can be seen here, and the Flickr photo collection can be found here.

The main conference sessions have been recorded and are now available as an on-demand library for the broader research community until December 2024. To access them, please register on the ISC website. So far, over 200 people have already registered to access the content for free, predominantly from those in their early careers who are also future drivers of the HPC industry.

Open Access Research Papers

All the research papers accepted by the research paper committee for presentation at ISC are now published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library as open-access proceedings, as our commitment to making HPC research available and accessible to the wider research community.

ISC 2025: Apply as a Reviewer

The ISC 2025 team invites experienced reviewers to join the review team and evaluate submissions for the ISC 2025 Contributed Program. If you are interested, please apply here.

The upcoming ISC will take place from June 10 to 13, 2025, in Hamburg under the theme "Connecting the Dots." Next year's ISC will also commemorate its 40th Anniversary, making it the world’s oldest forum for high performance computing.

Source: ISC