Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman As part of the HPC outreach activities, the HPC Advisory Council hosts multiple workshops around the world. Previous workshops held in China and Switzerland, and the next workshop will take place on May 30th in conjunction with ISC’10 (the International Supercomputing Conference) in the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. The workshop will cover advanced topics such as GPU computing, MPI offloads, congestion management, networking optimizations and will feature presenters from Oakridge National Laboratory, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Simula Research Laboratory, the 451 Group, and HPC Advisory Council professionals as well as technologists from various Independent Software Vendors and OEMs. The workshop will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists, students and industry affiliates to discuss recent HPC developments and future advancements.

Swiss HPC Advisory Council Workshop, March 2010The HPC Advisory Council European Workshop is sponsored by leading high-performance computing companies and organizations such as AMD, Dell, Mellanox Technologies, Microsoft, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Panasas, Scalable Graphics, and Simula. Media sponsors of the event include the 451 Group and insideHPC. For the complete agenda and schedule, and the complete list of speakers, please refer to the workshop website. Pricing for the one-day workshop is 30€ (Euros). Registration for the workshop is required and is now open through the ISC’10 registration page. The one-day workshop will include coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner courtesy of the HPC Advisory Council. For more information please visit

-- Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

About HPC Advisory Council
HPC Advisory Council
The HPC Advisory Council is a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education. The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential; bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing; bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing; and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. The council was established in May of 2008, and now includes more than 130 organizations as active members.

Gilad Shainer Biographical Sketch
Gilad Shainer is an HPC evangelist that focuses on high-performance computing, high-speed interconnects, leading-edge technologies and performance characterizations. He is a senior director of HPC and technical computing at Mellanox Technologies and the chairman of the HPC Advisory Council ( Mr. Shainer holds an M.Sc. degree (2001, *** Laude) and a B.Sc. degree (1998, *** Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. He also holds patents in the field of high-speed networking.