That’s a wrap: From May 29 to June 2, 2022, the ISC High Performance Computing conference took place in Hamburg. An event we were looking forward to for various reasons. This ISC was the first one in which we as NHR4CES participated on site. It was an important step to show presence, meet the community and give further visibility to our center and the infrastructure, services and opportunities that NHR4CES offers. In interesting conversations, we were able to communicate our motivation and vision establish new contacts. With 3007 visitors and 137 exhibitors, this year’s ISC exceeded all expectations.
In addition to the presence at the exhibition with our booth, our active offers were also very important in order to get into contact with other HPC experts at ISCWe were involved in various tutorials, workshops and talks at the conference. We also set up the so-called Sofa Talks: In this format, our experts invited guests to an informative, exclusive, and cozy exchange on our booth . Topics such as “TCO Evaluation of Benchmarks for HPC Procurements” or “JARDS4NHR: Online Application for HPC Resources” were discussed in a smaller, private group, which is rather unusual for the ISC. This approach and our setting – a comfortable booth with a living room vibe – enabled intensive discussions, which also have led to follow-up appointments and discussions. This format has shown everyone how important personal contact is for fruitful exchanges and collaborations.
The ISC was also an important step for the cooperation in our NHR4CES team itself. The complex preparation and implementation have bonded us as a team and we are very happy that the cooperation works very well.
Some impressions of the ISC High Performance 2022: