ISC Demonstration and Member Meeting

Replicating our success from SC’08, the HPC Advisory Council has joined the ISCnet team at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’09) to showcase and demonstrate a large 40Gb/s InfiniBand eco-system, connecting multiple booths on the showfloor. Several members are providing the needed resources to support this activity (providing hardware, software and a 3D visualization demo for this network).

The ISCnet team will be dropping 40Gb/s InfiniBand fiber links to participating booths. Pease note: There is a conference fee (500.00 Euros) for each fiber drop. For more info and for a short presentation that provides additional details and system requirements for the demo please contact You can also read the case study of our activities during SC’08 here.

Please check it out and I hope that you will be able to take part in this demonstration. Please let me know if you have additional questions.Semi-annual meeting: We are also looking into possibilities of holding a HPC Advisory Council Member meeting during ISC’09. During the meeting we will meet and greet the council members, review the council activities (application expertise and HPC outreach) and review our plan for this year’s activities and goals. Please let us know if you or your group will be attending the show, and if you would be interested in attending by sending an email to

Gilad Shainer
HPC Advisory Council Chair