Hartree on tour | ISC High Performance
06 Feb 2017



On 19 - 23 June 2016 we exhibited at ISC High Performance in Frankfurt, Germany


​​​​Credit: STFC


The theme of the event for 2016 was machine learning, a thread which ran through many of the sessions, panel discussions and keynote. In total the internationally renowned conference attracted record attendance figures, reporting a total of 3,092 attendees from 53 countries.

Among the vast number of sessions, tutorials and demos presented across the five-day event were some from our very own Hartree experts, including our energy efficient computing lead Neil Morgan who presented jointly with Lenovo on the ARM64 research currently taking place as part of the programme.

Sergi Siso, an application performance engineer at STFC, also contributed to a tutorial on debugging and performance analysis on native and offload HPC architectures, (such as our own Intel Xeon Phi and OpenPOWER platform) where he shared some of the expertise he has gained in through the Hartree Centre’s role as an Intel Parallel Computing Centre. If that sounds up your street, you can catch a full-day version of the same tutorial at SC16!

Karen Lee, Head of Impact and Engagement for the Hartree Centre, who attended the event, said, “This year’s theme of machine learning is particularly relevant to Hartree. One key feature of our partnership with IBM is helping businesses to exploit the cognitive and machine learning capabilities of the IBM Watson platform – such as the cognitive hospital project​ we are currently undertaking with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.”

“I found the keynote session from Andrew Ng really interesting,” said Duncan Sime, Business Development Manager for the Hartree Centre, “Particularly the message that bigger neural networks and larger amounts of stored data are leading to a step change in machine learning.”

You can catch up with us at future events including TechUK’s Big Data Roadshow, Manchester, UK and SC16, Salt Lake City, USA.