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With its move to Hamburg, ISC'09 reached a significantly higher level of attendance, bringing 1,670 HPC industry leaders, computing and networking specialists and scientists from around the world to the Congress Center Hamburg.

ISC'10 will take place from May 30 – June 3, 2010 again in Hamburg. 2010 is a historical milestone. This year, ISC is celebrating its 25th anniversary and also the centennial of Konrad Zuse’s birth, the creator of the world’s first electronic, programmable computer, Z3. About 2,000 attendees and more than 140 exhibitors from over 45 countries are expected to attend turning ISC’10 into a powerful and memorable event.

But despite the considerable growth over the past few years, we continue to nurture what makes ISC so special: the feeling of community that adds a personal atmosphere to our gatherings.

Plan now to join us at ISC'10 – I look forward to seeing you in Hamburg!

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer
ISC General Chair

P.S. If you want to get an idea of what ISC is all about, just check out the ISC video here or click here to browse through our ISC’09 photo album.


As early as 1986, at the dawn of HPC era, Professor Hans Werner Meuer, then director of the computer center and professor for computer science at the University of Mannheim (Germany), co-founded and organized the “Supercomputer Seminar” - a forum given to people interested in HPC and to provide a platform for professional and personal exchanges of ideas and experiences.

Since then, the event has evolved over the years into the annual International Supercomputing Conference and Exhibition, for short, ISC. Expert speakers, exhibitors, researchers, IT managers and enthusiasts come from all over the world, thus providing a unique platform for connecting the HPC community on a global scale.

In 1993, Professor Hans Werner Meuer started the TOP500 project together with Erich Strohmaier (previously at the University of Mannheim, currently at the NERSC) and Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee and ORNL). In the TOP500 list, the most powerful computers in the world are listed and ranked by their performance on the Linpack benchmark. The list is generated and released twice a year. The first of these releases always coincides with the ISC Conference and Exhibition in June. The second one is presented in November at the SC in the USA.

ISC has grown to an ideal size with participant numbers approaching 2,000, ensuring productive sessions and interactions in a familiar atmosphere. Last, but not least, ISC has earned a well-deserved reputation for its after-hour social events that epitomize ‚Gemuetlichkeit‘.

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