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ICHEC Mascot ISC10

This year, a team from ICHEC hosted an exhibition space at the 25th International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg (ISC 2010), which was held from May 30 to June 3. This was the first time that ICHEC has exhibited at a conference.

ISC 2010 recorded its highest numbers of attendees to date, and the conference included 81 world-leading invited speakers, 241 contributors and 151 exhibitors from 49 countries, covering every aspect of supercomputing networking and storage. The ICHEC booth included promotional video and posters, and showcased our work and the work of Irish research groups to the international HPC community.

ISC12    ICHEC Booth ISC10

ICHEC' first exhibition proved very popular with ISC2010 attendees.

Booth Visitors ISC10    Nvidia Showcase ISC10

Left: ICHEC staff (Ivan Girotto and Gilles Civario) and visitors holding discussions. Right: An NVIDIA showcase at the ICHEC exhibition stand.

The booth space permitted ICHEC staff to exploit the strong technical focus of the conference, highlighting our expertise and attracting new collaboration. The team organised full-day meetings at our exhibition space, most addressing our new NVIDIA partnership (see feature article for more information on this prestigious accreditation). This gave us the opportunity to explore a number of possible exciting collaborations and increase the visibility of Irish research in the European HPC community. The success of this year’s ICHEC exhibition at ISC 2010 has assured our presence there again in 2011 and will encourage us to exhibit at further HPC conferences worldwide in the coming year. The ICHEC exhibition space was manned by Dr J-C Desplat, Associate Director, Mr Ivan Girotto, Computational Scientist, Mr Gilles Civario, Computational Scientist, and Mr Eoin McHugh, System Administrator, and proved very popular with attendees. Full credit goes to Mr Ivan Girotto for putting together ICHEC's first exhibition with such success.