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The Agenda for the 2018 HPC AI Advisory Council conference in Perth has been released. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will be hosting subject matter experts at the 2nd Annual Perth Conference in Fremantle.

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, one of Australia’s national supercomputing facilities, is host to the HPC AI Advisory Council – 2018 Perth Conference, taking place 28th and 29th August in Fremantle, Western Australia.

The world-class centre, in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), has added a powerful international dialogue session to the second annual conference agenda featuring an impressive list of leading HPC centres and industry representatives.  This year’s program also includes a wide variety of invited and contributed talks on high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge research and development (R&D) from industry notables throughout the region and beyond.

The 2018 agenda also features hands-on tutorials, the latest trends, newest technologies and breakthrough works along with the latest best practices in applications, tools and techniques.

Pawsey’s newly appointed Executive Director, Mark Stickells, stated “this conference will bring leaders in public research, scientific computing and industry together to discuss and shape the issues and discoveries that are transforming data-intensive science and industries around the world. The Conference highlights Western Australia’s relevance and key role in delivering scientific breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity through leading centres like Pawsey.”

Celebrating major advancements and achievements in R&D, the conference brings together leading experts from throughout the region including Singapore, India, New Zealand and the US.

This year’s range of talks includes Hari Subramoni from the Ohio State University, on designing, developing and deploying solutions targeted at multiple HPC domains. Woodside Energy’s Head of Cognitive Science and Robotics, Russell Potapinski, will share the innovative works his team has been leading in AI and robotics and some perspectives on collaborations with the public sector including what initiatives like the Australian Science and Technology Growth plan represents to inventive company’s like Woodside and others within the same industry and broadly. The conference also features CSIRO’s Dr Robert Woodcock who will present the Open Data Cube (ODC) initiative an openly accessible architecture enabling users to exploit massive amounts of data, like observational satellite data, to its full potential.

While a showcase for Australia’s most prominent scientists, projects and collaborations that are enabled by HPC, the conference also includes first insights into the technologies that are empowering these works. Those insights will be provided by Industry leading technology companies including DDN Storage, Mellanox Technologies; the first of this year’s Gold sponsors.

Attendees and participants are required to register for the two-day free conference that also features hands-on tutorials, the latest trends, newest technologies and breakthrough works along with the latest best practices in applications, tools and techniques.

To register for the conference visit this link. For a more detailed overview of this year’s conference, the full agenda, presenters and activities visit the 2018 Perth Conference website  Complete details of sponsorship options are also available online or by contacting Cydney Stevens.

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