High Performance Computing Research Conference Heads to New Orleans

A newly-named conference about high performance computing research is heading to New Orleans this summer, July 9-13. Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) is hoping to attract anyone interested in supercomputers and the research that they benefit to attend.

The theme of the conference is Sustainability, Success and Impact, reflecting “key objectives for those who manage, develop, and use advanced research computing throughout the nation and the world,” shared conference organizers.

Confirmed exhibitors to date are Allinea Software, member-owned technology community Internet2, technology development firm Omnibond, Globus, a software-as-a-service for research data management, and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC).

Several other groups and conferences have banded together to make PEARC happen, including NSF-funded XSEDE project and Compute Canada. Additionally, the non-profit STEM-Trek announced that Google is now a platinum supporter of the PEARC Student Program, which will increase the number of students who can participate in the conference.

“Google doesn’t just accept difference; we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, products and community,” said Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist. “PEARC17 presents a rare opportunity to expose undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars to the latest resources, road maps and experts who will guide them toward academic and career success.”