EPCC at ISC 2017

1 June 2017

ISC High Performance 2017: 18-22 June, Frankfurt

We are pleased to announce that EPCC will again attend ISC-HPC, the international event that focuses on HPC technological development, its application in scientific fields, and its adoption in commercial environments.


Visit us at Booth B1223

We will participate in a number of events during the conference (see below), as well as hosting a booth on the exhibition floor. Come and find us to learn what we've been up to – and what's to come! 

EPCC hosts many of the UK’s national HPC and research data services, including ARCHER and the Research Data Facility. We’re also home to Cirrus, our new Tier-2 HPC service for science and industry. Together, our facilities and expertise make us the premiere industry HPC provider in Europe. 

Come and see us at ISC to learn more about:

  • Our leadership of the Fortissimo project, helping the European manufacturing industry access on-demand HPC resources
  • Our involvement in the Centres of Excellence initiative via BioExcel and CompBioMed, enabling use of HPC and HTC in life sciences
  • Our push towards the exascale goal through FETHPC projects, including leadership of NEXTGenIOExaFLOW, and INTERTWinE 
  • Our commitment to increasing diversity through founding the Women in HPC network.

Our mini supercomputer Wee Archie will be on our booth, and we’ll be talking about how we use it in our public outreach programme. You can also ask us about the training & education opportunities at EPCC, including our two MScsonline learning options, PhDs and training for industry.

Meet our team!

EPCC will be represented by: Nick BrownToni CollisManos FarsarakisPaul GrahamAdrian JacksonMark ParsonsColin PaulMichèle Weiland, and Mirren White.

EPCC activities at ISC-HPC 2017


Tutorial 01: Understanding and Improving I/O performance on HPC systems.

Co-presented by Adrian Jackson. (June 18)

2017 Student Cluster Competition

Twelve teams, including one comprising students of our MScs, will take part in the three-day Student Cluster Competition.

EPCC team advisor: Manos Farsarakis. (June 19-21)

Vendor Showdown 02

Joint Moderator: Mark Parsons (June 19)


Poster: MPI RMA as a directory/cache interoperability layer.

By Nick Brown. (June 20)


BoF: Towards addressing Exascale I/O requirements and challenges.

Joint speaker: Adrian Jackson

Chair: Mark Parsons (June 20)

Energy Efficiency in HPC

Panel: Moderated by Michèle Weiland (21 June)

Women in HPC​

BoF: Practical Steps to Diversifying the HPC Workforce 

Joint speaker: Toni Collis (June 21)

PRACE Training Workshop

Presentation: Reaching out: MOOCs as introduction to HPC

By Emmanouil Farsarakis (June 22)

Presentation: SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe

By Paul Graham (June 22)

Women in HPC

6th International Women in HPC Workshop(22 June)

WOPSSS workshop

Invited talk: Non-volatile memory for next generation I/O.

By Michèle Weiland (22 June)