HPC-AI Advisory Council and PC Cluster Consortium to Host 1st Annual Japan Conference

Conference to Provide Platform for Shared Learning and Expertise in HPC and AI Technologies and Future Innovations

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#aiThe for community benefit HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) in collaboration with Japan’s PC Cluster Consortium (PCCC) today announced the inaugural Japan Conference will take place on 26 January, 2021. Both the HPCAIAC’s first collaboration and conference in Japan, the jointly hosted sessions will be held virtually from 14:00-17:00 (JST) combining thought leadership and immersive sessions across HPC and AI domains and disciplines – the innovative research, techniques, tools and technologies that fuel economies, productivity and progress globally.

Currently its sixth active annual conference, and seventh since the HPCAIAC’s 2008 founding, the 2021 Japan Conference will feature a condensed afternoon agenda with invited talks from renowned experts including: Kouta Nakashima, Fujitsu Labs; Shinichiro Takizawa, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and leading academic institutions including DK Panda, The Ohio State University; Taisuke Boku, University of Tsukuba; Toshihiro Hanawa, The University of Tokyo; and Susumu Date, University of Osaka. Conference cohost Mitsuhisa Sato, PCCC President, will introduce PCCC’s member-based organization that was founded in 2001 to support dissemination of open source software; the Special Interest Groups (SIG) to develop new markets and activities and contribution policies for introducing new technology for HPC cluster design and use.

“PC clusters, parallel systems using microprocessors, are now indispensable IT infrastructure for modern society, not only for HPC targeted to scientific and technical computing, but also for big data processing and AI/ML such as deep learning,” said Mitsuhisa Sato, PCCC President. “Since its founding in 2001, the PC Cluster Consortium has been supporting several activities related to PC cluster technology and the market. I believe that the alliance with HPC-AI Advisory Council will contribute to strengthening our activities in the future.”

“We are honoured to collaborate with PCCC and launch our annual Japan Conference. In addition to introducing the Council and many and mutual firsts, this also marks a major milestone in the HPCAIAC’s mission to foster and extend expertise globally,” said Gilad Shainer, HPC-AI Advisory Council chairman. “As one of the world’s only openly accessible forums, we invite everyone interested in HPC and AI in general, as well as Japan’s investment and leadership, to register and help kick-off this exciting new year and conference.”

Broadcast from JST time zone (UTC +9) the 2021 Japan Conference requires registration, is free to attend and open to all interested.

About HPC-AI Advisory Council

Founded in 2008, The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) is a for community benefit organization with over 400 members committed to promoting HPC and AI through education and outreach. Find out more, become a member @ hpcadvisorycouncil.com

About PC Cluster Consortium

Since its founding in 2001, the PC Cluster Consortium has been supporting the dissemination of various open source software that realizes high-performance computing with PC cluster technology, and contributed the development of the PC cluster market through several activities of its members.


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