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  • 03 Nov 2014 2:18 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    Annual Technical meeting December 3, 2014

    Location: WesternGeco - Click HERE for visitors guide.

    HPC: Up Front & Personal 


    Morning Program


    8:30-9:30                       Continental Breakfast, Badge pick-up, Registration 

    9:30-9:45                       Introductions – Facility Overview – Magdy Ishak, Schlumberger

     Meeting Overview – Gary Crouse, Executive Director 

    9:45-10:30                     Keynote Address – Michael Feldman, Senior Analyst, Intersect360 Research 

    10:30-10:45                   BREAK 

    10:45-11:30                   Plenary – Ron Van Holst, Executive Director, Compute Ontario 

    11:30-12:30                   LUNCH / Networking 

    Afternoon Program


    12:30-1:15                    Session 1 – Mike Booth, Benchmarking Expert, D-Wave Systems 

    1:15-1:30                      BREAK 

    1:30-2:15                      Session 2 – Swarat Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, Rice University 

    2:15-2:30                      BREAK 

    2:30-3:00                       Panel Session – Michael Feldman from Intersect360 will moderated a lively, fast-paced vendor showdown panel session teams of vendors facing critical questions of the Intersect360 analysts, a team of end users, the media and press, and the audience. 

    3:00-3:15                       Wrap-up – Earl J. Dodd, President 

    3:15                              MEETING ADJOURNS

  • 01 Sep 2014 2:16 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    HPC Focus Group Theater

    Geophysics has been associated with computing technology from its inception. High Performance Computing (HPC) consistently provides challenges and opportunities to enhance hardware, software and infrastructure solutions to match the performance and quality of the industry’s algorithms, data consumption and exploration advances.

    The geophysical industry constantly increases the demands placed on HPC suppliers to process more data faster than ever before. Considering the SEG’s interest in and need for HPC, the SEG and the Society of HPC Professionals (SHPCP) have brought together a group of HPC organizations to exhibit in a common area of the Exhibit Hall and make technical presentations. This theater will showcase a state-of-the-art Ultra HD system provided by Christie Digital.

    Several SHPCP are regular exhibitors at the SEG Annual Meetings; however, the theater will also include participants that are first-time SEG Exhibitors and will feature new industry technology. Sponsors of this area will deliver presentations in the theater with daily programs.

    The following organizations will be participating in the HPC Focused Group: Acceleware, Adaptive Computing, Aspera, Avere Systems, Christie Digital, Cray, Elsiwave Reservoir, HGST, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Kitware, NetApp, PCPC Direct, and Violin Memory.

    Please refer to the Exhibit Hall layout in the show program guide to find location of the HPC Theater at Booth #1582

  • 31 Aug 2013 2:42 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    Rice University, Houston, Texas (Thursday, March 6, 2014)
    If you are interested in sponsorship please let us know at

  • 06 May 2013 9:35 AM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    For additional information

  • 06 May 2013 9:33 AM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    For additional information on Center's mission and objectives, please visit the Center's website

  • 19 Nov 2012 9:47 AM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts 

    2013 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Workshop

    The Oil and Gas HPC Workshop, hosted annually at Rice University, is a premier meeting place for engaging in discussion focused on high performance computing and computational science and engineering for the oil and gas industry. The program committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th annual workshop and encourage you to submit abstract(s) for consideration for the technical program.


    • Due date for Submission of Abstracts: Friday, December 7, 2012
    • Notification of Acceptance: Friday, January 11, 2013
    • Workshop registration opens: Friday, January 4, 2013
    Workshop: Thursday, February 28, 2013 (SAVE THE DATE)

    Get all the details for participation and contact information for workshop sponsorship at

    2013 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Workshop

    We also invite you to review past presentations, programs and sponsorship by visiting the workshop web pages.

    We thought you might be interesed in the following lecture featuring Mike Mayberry  on December 03, 2012.

    Fall 2012 Ken Kennedy Institute Distinguished Lecture Series
    2012 Smalley Institute / Rice Centennial Lecture Series
    What Lies Ahead for Devices and Interconnects
    Michael C. Mayberry, Phd.
    Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group of Intel
    Director of Components Research
    Monday, December 3, 2012
    McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Reception to Follow
  • 28 Mar 2012 1:55 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    Announcing the officers for 2012:

    President -- Earl Dodd

    Vice President -- Susan Baldwin

    Secretary -- Steve Hebert

    Treasurer -- Scott Denham

    We would also like to announce the addition of Geraint Morgan. Welcome Geraint!

    You can read more information about each of these members on the Board of Directors page.
  • 28 Mar 2012 11:39 AM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)
    The first issue of our newsletter is now available! We will be writing a bi-monthly newsletter for 2012 and hope to include articles of relevance to you, the HPC users. If you have suggestions for the newsletter or would be interested in creating an article for submission, please contact our editor, Bill Menger at We hope you enjoy it.

  • 20 Feb 2012 10:07 AM | Anonymous

    The board has nominated a slate of officers for 2012 and is currently collecting online ballots from our membership.  If you would like to participate in the election, you can join online.

    Slate of nominees:

    President -- Earl Dodd

    Vice President -- Susan Baldwin

    Secretary -- Steve Hebert

    Treasurer -- Scott Denham

  • 10 Oct 2010 8:47 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research 

    Presentation Title:
    Technology Trends in HPC

    Addison Snell will present his views on the important technology trends affecting the HPC market today and over the next three to five years. Specific technologies will include GPU accelerators, parallel file systems, and cloud computing, along with choices in interconnects, microprocessors, and operating systems. In his talk, Mr. Snell will draw upon several recent, broad-based studies of users in the HPC industry, including a new, groundbreaking study on HPC adoption drivers and barriers at the low end. 

    Intersect360 Research is a market advisory and consulting practice focused on the high performance computing industry. The user-driven research methodology of Intersect360 Research is inclusive of application workflows both within and beyond science and engineering and tracks the complete technology spectrum within HPC. Intersect360 Research maintains an exclusive content and research partnership with Tabor Communications, publishers of HPCwire and HPC in the Cloud, and Mr. Snell is co-host of the weekly HPCwire Soundbite podcast.









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