HLRS at ISC’16 (June 19-23) in Frankfurt / Main

29 June 2016

As in previous years, HLRS together with JSC and LRZ was a co-exhibitor at the booth of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing at ISC'16. The three national supercomputing centres presented their wide-ranging HPC activities supported by their HPC systems and showcased the results achieved.

HLRS Virtual Reality presentation at ISC'16

The Virtual Reality (VR) presentation set up on the booth by the visualization team of HLRS turned out to be a true eye catcher for ISC attendees. The HLRS scientists had used a 3D tiled display in table configuration to interactively investigate data acquired from CT or MRI scans in combination with bio-mechanical simulations of bone implant compounds, blood flow simulations as well as anatomical structures and forensic data. One of the demonstrations displayed clinical CT-data of a trauma patient. A second demonstration displayed the 3D-image acquired from the torso of a crime victim who had been shot three times and killed. Visitors were able to observe the virtually recreated body structures from all different angles and follow the explanations by the HLRS scientists regarding the analysis and derived insights of the bio-mechanical simulation results or the reconstruction of the crime scenario.

HLRS representatives hosted and participated in a number of workshops, Birds-of-a-feather sessions, tutorials and other ISC events.

GCS Award 2016

HLRS receives GCS Award 2016 at ISC'16

At ISC's Research Paper session, Prof. Michael M. Resch, Director of the HLRS, was very pleased to put the spotlight on a young and bright researcher of the University of Bologna. The paper Predictive Modeling for Job Power Consumption in HPC Systems, written and submitted by Mr. Andrea Borghesi (University of Bologna) and his team of five, had been selected by the International Award Committee as the most outstanding research paper submitted at this year's ISC and thus was honoured with the coveted GCS Award 2016. The paper focuses on methods to accurately predict the power consumption of typical supercomputer workloads and provides insight into how to implement and successfully execute power-saving techniques to real working environments. Prof. Resch as chairman of the award committee and Dr. Claus Axel Müller, Managing Director of GCS, handed the award certificate over to Mr. Borghesi, who had introduced his very interesting work to the attentively following large audience attending this ISC research paper session.

TOP 500, June 2016

In the TOP 500 list, which enumerates the world’s most powerful HPC systems world-wide, Hazel Hen is registered on position 9 (Linpack: 5.64 Petaflops) with which the HLRS supercomputer defended its ranking amongst the top-10 most powerful HPC systems world-wide.In the HPGMG benchmark Hazel Hen is even ranked number two in the world.