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TOP500 HIRES MANAGING EDITOR FOR EXPANDED HPC NEWS SITE

FRANKFURT, Germany; May 10 – The ISC Group, promoter of the TOP500 list, is pleased to announce the appointment of high performance computing (HPC) industry journalist Michael Feldman to the position of managing editor of TOP500 News. In his new role, Feldman will expand the TOP500 project’s information portal into a comprehensive news site reporting on the HPC industry.

TOP500 AND GREEN500 MERGE - SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, California; BLACKSBURG, Virginia; May 6 –  The ISC Group, promoter of the TOP500 list, is pleased to announce that the Green500 will be integrated with the TOP500 project as of today, hence streamlining all future submissions to be based on joint power submission rules. The integration follows nearly a decade of collaboration and several years of discussions between the two projects as well as with the Energy-Efficient High-Performance Computing (EE HPC) Working Group.

FROM DATA TO KNOWLEDGE

Last year we organized the first ISC Big Data Conference and the acceptance of the conference across the high performance and enterprise computing communities has encouraged us to bring you this event once more. This year’s theme, From Data to Knowledge, reflects the fundamental value of all big data applications, encapsulating the challenges as well as the solutions.

CLOUD MEETS HPC

We launched the ISC Cloud Conference series five years ago when cloud computing was still an unfamiliar concept to a large portion of high performance computing (HPC) practitioners. As many as 250 members of the HPC community attended our first cloud meeting in 2010. These early adopters continue to support the ISC Cloud Conference with their attendance as well as sponsorships.

Adieu Hans Meuer

We sadly announce that the TOP500 Co-Founder and ISC General Chair, Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away at the age of 77 at his home in Daisbach, Southern Germany, on January 20, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer.

Dongarra to Receive Ken Kennedy Award for Software Technologies that Power Supercomputers

Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee will receive the ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing (HPC). His work has led to the development of major software libraries of algorithms and methods that boost performance and portability in HPC environments, which rely on supercomputers and parallel processing techniques for solving complex computational problems. Dongarra, the Distinguished University Professor at the University of Tennessee, is the founder and director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University, and holds positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Manchester. He will receive the Kennedy Award on November 19, 2013, in Denver at SC13, the International Conference on High Performance Computing.