Published: Aug. 4, 2017

Join the seventh annual High Performance Computing Symposium, Aug. 15 to 17, for two innovative keynote sessions and a wide range of classes and presentations in advanced computing topics.

If you go

Who: Open to the public
What: High Performance Computing Symposium
When: Tuesday, Aug. 15, to Thursday, Aug. 17
Where: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC)
RSVP: Required
Cost: From $30 to $150

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, the conference will hold two keynote sessions: a debate on the future of high-performance computing (HPC) architecture, featuring leaders from four major HPC companies, and a live performance of the globally touring NASA-powered data visualization spectacle Bella Gaila.

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC), the annual symposium is recognized as one of the nation’s leading regional events in the HPC field, bringing together faculty, researchers, industry leaders and students from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. 

This year, the technical program features six concurrent tracks covering a wide range of advanced computing topics, with a particular emphasis on data analytics and visualization.

Tutorial sessions feature the acclaimed Supercomputing in Plain English series by Henry Neeman, in addition to classes on python, R and Singularity taught by experts from around the region. Other technical presentations will cover HPC-related resources such as Globus, the Open Science Grid, Amazon EC2 and BRO.

Visit RMACC online for more information on the research collaboration and its member institutions. Read more from CU Boulder Today for additional details on the symposium.

The keynote sessions

Debate participants:

  • Marc Hamilton, Vice President of Solutions Architecture and Engineering at NVIDIA
  • Mike Vildibill, Vice President of Exascale Development Programs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Jerry Lotto, Director HPC and Technical Computing at Mellanox Technologies
  • William Magro, Chief Technologist for HPC Software at Intel

Debate leader: Thomas Hauser, Director of CU Boulder Research Computing, Chair of RMACC

Debate moderator: Tiffany Trader, Managing Editor of HPCwire

Live performance: Kenji Williams; filmmaker, composer and director