Registration Opens for ISC Cloud

Heidelberg, Germany, July 14, 2014 - Registration is now open for the 2014 ISC Cloud Conference which will be held this fall in Heidelberg, Germany. The fifth ISC Cloud Conference will take place in the Marriott Hotel from September 29 – 30. 

The Cloud HPC Marriage

The ISC Cloud Conference with the tagline “Cloud Meets HPC” will again be chaired by European cloud guru, Wolfgang Gentzsch who is also the driving force behind the UberCloud HPC Experiment. Some of the experiences gained from the 152 experiments conducted in various UberCloud projects since 2012 will be shared with our conference attendees.

One of the highlights of the event is the keynote talk on September 29 by Michael Resch, the Director of the Stuttgart High Performance Computing Center. Resch will be talking about “HPC and Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia and Industry Can Benefit.”


His keynote is of special interest to cloud skeptics because back in 2011, Resch, whose center provides computing resources to various industries in Southern Germany, including the car-manufacturer, Porsche, was a vocal cloud pessimist. He predicted that cloud computing was just a hype and would eventually fade away. Three years later, he feels that the cloud provides a practical option for many users whose computing needs demand convenience and versatility.


Although HPC has traditionally relied on in-house computing resources, cloud services have matured to the point where many performance-sensitive applications can now be served by this utility model. In his keynote, Resch will talk about how academic and industrial user can benefit from current cloud technologies and services. He will also present a number of projects and partnerships that highlight the potential and limitations of cloud computing in an HPC environment.

Many of the sessions at ISC Cloud will highlight real-world use cases in science and engineering, presenting the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned. A maturing cloud environment has resulted in growing adoption for a broader range of applications.

Among the topics that will be addressed at this year’s conference include:


For the full program, click here.


About ISC Cloud

Once again the ISC Cloud will bring together researchers, practitioners and cloud computing providers to foster discussions of the latest developments in cloud technologies and services for performance-demanding applications. This informal forum will spark original discussions and exchange of experiences amongst the attendees.



Nages Sieslack (PR Manager)

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