The SCC participated in the HPC exhibition at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'15) in Frankfurt from July 13th to 15th 2015. The ISC exhibition is the largest HPC fair in Europe. It included 160 exhibitors and had over 2600 visitors this year. Beside of the major hardware vendors, the major European computing centres and a wide variety of software vendors from the public and industrial sectors were well represented at the exhibition.
Thanks to its different wallpapers, a PowerPoint presentation and cups in a stylish Big Data design, the SCC booth attracted several hundred visitors. The exhibit of the FTIR spectrometer GLORIA attracted particular interest. GLORIA is a remote sensing instrument, which is installed on research aircrafts to measure atmospheric gases like ozone or water vapour. Conversations between visitors and SCC specialists focused on infrastructure and research in the fields of Supercomputing and Big Data.
Keynote: To Cool or Not to Cool? Energy Efficiency from an HPC-Operator's View (Rudolf Lohner, KIT/SCC)