International Supercomputing Conference

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International Supercomputing Conference
Status Active
Genre Conferences
Founder Dr. Hans Werner Meuer

The International Supercomputing Conference is a yearly conference on supercomputing which has been held in Europe since 1986.

Not to be confused with the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference which has been held in the US since 1988.


In 1986 Professor Dr. Hans Werner Meuer, director of the computer centre and professor for computer science at the University of Mannheim (Germany) co-founded and organized the "Mannheim Supercomputer Seminar" which had 81 participants.[1] This was held yearly and became the annual International Supercomputing Conference and Exhibition (ISC). The conference is attended by speakers, exhibitors, and researchers from all over the world. Since 1993 the conference has been the venue for one of the twice yearly TOP500 announcements where the fastest 500 supercomputers in the world are named. The other annual announcement is in November at Supercomputing (The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) in the USA.

The conference celebrated 25 years with the 30 March 2010 meeting in Hamburg, Germany.[2]

Year Location Conference
2017 Frankfurt, Germany[3] International Supercomputing Conference
2016 Frankfurt, Germany[4]
2015 Frankfurt, Germany
2014 Leipzig, Germany
2012 Hamburg, Germany
2008 Dresden, Germany
2005 Heidelberg, Germany
1993 Mannheim, Germany Mannheim Supercomputer Seminar


  1. ^ "2010 International Supercomputing Conference Opens with Record Attendance and Largest-Ever Exhibition" (PDF). Retrieved 25 Nov 2014. 
  2. ^ "International Supercomputing Conference 2010 - Overview". Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "ISC 2017 - ISC 2016". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  4. ^ "2016 - ISC 2016". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  5. ^ "International Supercomputing Conference 2004". 2004. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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