FRANKFURT, Germany — World-renowned for automotive quality and safety, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz cars are also highly innovative. To share the inside story, Dr. Jürgen Kohler, the head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, will talk about “High-Performance Computing – Highly Efficient Development – Mercedes-Benz Cars” at the opening keynote at this year’s ISC High Performance conference. The event will be held July 12 to16, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany.
In his Monday address on July 13, Kohler, who is also the Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee, will introduce the integration of digital prototyping at the business unit, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Today, each Mercedes vehicle is digitally predesigned and each component specifically optimized by computer to fulfil functional requirements, such as active and passive safety, as well as driving, acoustic and thermal comfort. Computer simulations are also performed to prevent manufacturing variations during vehicle production.
Kohler will explain how Mercedes-Benz Cars Development uses various computational models and simulation methods, depending on the type and complexity of the task. In some cases, multiple tools that interact with each other in co-simulation are used. To make sure that computing models do not impact the turnaround times in day-to-day development work, cost-optimized, high performance computers are employed. Their efficient and failsafe operation ensures a reliable vehicle development process.
In addition to the opening address on Monday, each subsequent day of the conference will feature a keynote presentation.
On Tuesday, July 14, China’s rising star in HPC, Professor Dr. Yutong Lu, will deliver a keynote titled “Applications Leveraging Supercomputing Systems.” Dr. Lu is the Director for System Software Laboratory at the School of Computer Science at the National University of Defense Technology, China, and was the Director Designer for the Tianhe-1A and Tianhe-2 systems.
In her talk, she will analyze the key issues of application scalability for advanced HPC systems in the post-petascale era. She will highlight a co-design approach for the research and development activities to deliver a system capable of scalable computing and supporting the large-scale domain applications efficiently.
On Wednesday, July 15, Professor Dr. Thomas Sterling, a perennial favorite at ISC, will offer a vibrant summary of the past year in his keynote: “HPC Achievement and Impact – 2015.” Dr. Sterling is a Professor of Informatics & Computing, School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University and Chief Scientist & Executive Associate Director, Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST).
Each year he looks at the achievements, trends, and challenges of the previous year to acknowledge the accomplishments, project their implications for future developments, and inform the broad range of conference attendees. On the topic of future extreme-scale computing, Sterling will also deliver an in-depth presentation of progress in the critical area of runtime system software, which will play an increasingly significant role in supercomputing of complex and highly-scaled heterogeneous computers. In his presentation, Sterling will examine application drivers stressing the boundaries of system performance and memory capacity.
For detailed information on the ISC 2015 conference topics and keynotes, click here. Advance registration will open April 1. By registering before June 11, attendees can save over 25 percent off the onsite registration rates.
About ISC High Performance
Now in its 30th year, ISC High Performance is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community. It offers a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.
Over 300 hand-picked expert speakers and 160 exhibitors, consisting of leading research centers and vendors, will greet attendees at ISC High Performance. A number of events complement the technical program including Tutorials, the TOP500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions, the Poster Sessions, Exhibitor Forums, and Workshops.
ISC High Performance is open to engineers, IT specialists, systems developers, vendors, end users, scientists, researchers, students and other members of the HPC global community. The exhibition attracts decision-makers from automotive, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking and other industries, as well as analysts, solution providers, data storage suppliers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software providers, the media, scientists, and academicians. By attending, they will to learn firsthand about new products and applications, in addition to the latest technological advances in the HPC industry.
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