Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17
Jülich Supercomputing Centre proudly announces that Bernd Mohr has been elected General Chair of the SC17 Conference. This is the first time that a computer scientist from outside the USA will chair the most important conference for high-performance computing, which has been running for the last 26 years.
Mohr, who worked in the USA from 1993 to 1995, has been actively involved in the conference since 2003. In 2011, he was the first European to be elected to the SC Steering Committee. At the end of last year, in a complex application procedure, he became the first non-American to impress his peers and was elected SC17 General Chair. The venue for 2017 is Denver, Colorado.
SC, the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, was established in 1988 and it has taken place every year in November in various US cities since then. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Today, SC, which is organized by volunteers, attracts about 10,000 participants from all over the world; 5,000 people alone are involved in the technical programme.
JSC News, 11 February 2015