Come learn and meet the experts at the Intel 2016 HPC Developer Conference – just before SC16!
Arrive early at Supercomputing 2016 and fuel your insight with focused technical sessions and hands-on labs brought to you by your peers, industry experts, academic/governments institutions and Intel technologists.
Plus it’s free! Register now for the 2016 Intel® HPC Developer Conference (DevCon), scheduled for November 12-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah just prior to Supercomputing 2016. Attendees will see how to gain the maximum performance and utility from the latest advances in Supercomputing. Meet with Supercomputer experts and developers from around the world at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel to learn from case studies and “lessons learned” from real-world applications. Develop and expand your network of peers plus learn about the future of HPC-related technology from industry leaders and Intel experts.
Each year, the Intel HPC Developer Conference works to create a timely and topical agenda based on feedback from the developer community. (Click here to see the agenda). This year’s 2016 schedule is packed with keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on labs that offer attendees the opportunity to engage with HPC experts and technologies as best suits their needs. Keynotes cover the future of HPC including the latest trends and directions. Meet and hold detailed technical discussions with senior Intel architects and HPC experts from leading companies and research institutions around the globe. Learn what you need – and equally importantly – learn about what you don’t know, but need to know.
Artificial intelligence, or machine learning, is a hot topic. Many in the HPC industry will be surprised to learn that “Intel processors power more than 97% of servers deployed to support machine learning workloads today”1. It is expected that, “by 2020 servers will run data analytics more than any other workload” 2. Attendees will have the chance to see first hand how other experts in the field are utilizing HPC to overcome barriers with machine learning, and particularly deep learning which is powering everything from speech recognition for search to image recognition and self-driving cars and advanced data analytics. Presenters will offer insights into their own solution-oriented approaches using Python, in tandem with frameworks like Caffe, in order to tackle unique HPC development challenges in parallel programming. Meanwhile, Python itself has gotten a significant performance boost3.
Open source is important to Intel. One example is the Software Defined Visualization (SDVis) initiative led by Intel and other industry pioneers. SDVis is a topic of increasing importance as CPUs and in-situ visualization take over ever more of this traditionally GPU-based computational tasks.4 Developers seeking more hands-on knowledge will have the opportunity to learn more about OSPRey, Embree, and other aspects of visualization, vectorization, and ray tracing solutions from Intel developers and other experts in the field.
Of course, many of the machine learning, visualization, and other advancements in supercomputing are tied to the hardware that powers it. With the release of the latest Intel Xeon Phi processors and other Intel Scalable System Framework technologies, developers have at their fingertips powerful HPC system building blocks. Members of the Intel Xeon Phi processor users group (XPUG) will be onsite at the conference, sharing details about their real-world experiences with these new technologies, and offering tips for getting the most from them. Also in attendance, Intel experts will share their own insights for maximizing HPC performance.
Intel expects the 2016 HPC Developers Conference to be packed. Be sure to register for free today to save yourself a seat. This is an HPC conference you don’t want to miss, plus it is conveniently scheduled just prior to SC16. Then, plan ahead to get the most from their time at the event, attendees should visit Intel’s conference website which offers a complete listing of the conference’s technical sessions.