Showcasing our research at ISC High Performance
01 May 2016



The Hartree Centre will be exhibiting at the international supercomputing conference ISC High Performance in Frankfurt, June 2016.



​Europe’s largest high performance computing (HPC) event, ISC16 is now just around the corner (in Frankfurt from 19-23 June). We’re delighted to be attending and showcasing our capabilities alongside our closely linked STFC department Scientific Computing.

ISC brings together over 3,000 managers, researchers, engineers and more from across universities, national labs and industry to showcase developments in HPC and share news and best practice in the field.

One of the highlights for us at this year’s event will be showcasing of our work in partnership with Lenovo and other organisations to find new and innovative ways to improve the performance and energy efficiency of HPC systems.

Neil Morgan, Hartree’s Programme Manager for Energy Efficient Computing will deliver a special seminar session at the ISC Exhibitor Forum from 2.00pm – 2:20pm on 22 June in booth #500, Hall 3.

Using our work to investigate the capabilities of Lenovo’s prototype ARM64 ‘Asian Cat’ system as an example, Neil will discuss how, as we try to address larger scientific problems, we require larger and larger supercomputers. Of course, this is no mean feat. Building and running these machines poses a number of challenges for those developing the next generation of HPC systems including: How do we make these machines energy efficient? How do we develop portable software and applications to run on these new architectures? How do we deal with the convergence of HPC, big data and cloud?

We are also delighted to be hosting an ‘Asian Cat’ node on our stand – so if you are at ISC this year, then please come and connect with us on booth #1051.​