HP-CAST Keynotes Announced

The keynote speakers for HP’s 18th HP-CAST HPC user group have been announced. HP-CAST will be held immediately prior to ISC12 next month in beautiful Hamburg, Germany. We will have three keynote speakers this year:

  • Prof. Thomas Ludwig, head of the German Climate Research Center (DKRZ) will focus on “HPC Trends and Challenges in Climate Research”
  • Thorvaldur Sigurdsson of Energy Research, Iceland will focus on “A New Large Scale HPC System in Iceland – a First Step Towards Green Exascale”
  • Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of the University of Tokyo’s TITECH will address the question “Beyond Tsubame 2 – Bridging the Gap from Petascale to Exascale”

    While you are making your plans for HP-CAST and ISC12, be sure to check out the ISC Blogs page including my recent discussion of The Worldwide Quest for Energy Efficient Supercomputing.

  • About Marc Hamilton

    Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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