IEEE’s HiPC 2019 Kickstarts in Hyderabad; Witnesses Insightful Sessions by Eminent Experts on Day 1

Hyderabad: 26th Edition of IEEE International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Data and Analytics (HiPC) has started today at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). The conference was started in the presence of eminent people from technology industry and academia.

The conference started with an opening remark by Dr Chiranjib Sur, Conference chair followed by a Keynote address by Professor Vivek Sarkar, – School of Computer Science and Stephen Fleming Chair for Telecommunications – College of Computing, Georgia Tech. In his address, he explained that data flow execution models have influenced the design of generations of parallel hardware and software with their decentralized approaches to control and data. At the same time, many limitations of the data flow approach have also been identified, especially with respect to the overheads of distributed control and lack of locality management. He further shared, a third opinion on data flow execution models that is influenced by the major disruptions in computing that are emerging with the coming end of Moore’s Law. These disruptions include the deployment of scalable clusters with new kinds of heterogeneous processors and accelerators, heterogeneous memories, near/in-memory computation structures, reconfigurable hardware, and, even non von Neumann computing elements.

The day 1 of the conference further witnessed session on Algorithms for Graphs & emerging platforms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in drug development, Data management and visualization. A special workshop was organized for Women in Data Science & Computing which stressed upon the Internet of Things (IOT) which is bringing massive surge of smart, connected devices transforming businesses, changing the way people live, and continuing to fuel innovations. This workshop for Women also discussed how technologies powered by software and hardware can be the key to building a thriving, resilient world to bring a sustainable and affordable transformation for societal needs in the areas of healthcare and sustainable environment. The women delegates were also explained on the widespread global attempts to use ICT for affordable healthcare which touches 11 SDGs the mantra of “leaving no one behind”.

Dr. Chiranjib Sur, Conference Chair, HiPC 2019 said “This High Performance Computing and Data Science Conference’s main objective is to discuss about the future technologies and how high-performance computing will help in the fields of climate, medical, health, defence, social and other industrial problems. Though HiPC 2019 we are also aiming to help students to know about the future technologies through the industry experts and provides them a platform to network with experts.”

The 3-day international conference HiPC will conclude on December 20, 2019 and will include industry exhibits, symposiums to bring together solution providers and users of HPC at a forum for presenting the state-of-the-art HPC platforms and technologies. HiPC2019 is supported by eminent corporates including Shell, AMD, Google, Microsoft, Sri Vidya Niketan (Boston), Samsung, Infosys, Intel, Xilinx, TechData-IBM, NetApp, NEC, Auk Computing, AWS, NetWeb Technologies, and Lenovo to name a few.

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