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Alces Flight Returns to ISC in Hamburg

As the city of Hamburg, Germany, gears up to once again host the ISC High Performance Computing conference (ISC), the Alces Flight Crew is thrilled to return to this global gathering. This year, we’re back to showcase our clients, lift up our community, and launch a new alliance in the field of HPC and AI. Our return includes product demos and previews – with a focus on highlighting the strides our community is making towards more sustainable HPC.  

At the Booth – May 13 to 15, 2024

All ISC ‘24 attendees are invited to visit Alces Flight’s booth #G12, where they can experience our latest solutions, interact with the Flight Crew, and join us in supporting global charity initiatives. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to win their very own plush “mooscot!” Here’s what’s on:

Join the Flight Alliance!

We are proud to launch our new Flight Alliance – a group of customers, suppliers and data-centres working together to build more sustainable HPC/AI solutions. Joining Flight Alliance enables secure, flexible and portable HPC and AI workloads – with tools to measure, control and report on your carbon usage. Fully-managed services are available for your HPC or AI facility, freeing up your time to invest in performance optimisation, user education or carbon and sustainability reporting. Visit us to learn more about Alliance benefits and take a look at the tools and services available from Alces. 

Rank yourself on the Carbon Leaderboard

This year we are inviting users to join our Carbon Leaderboard initiative. Developed as a knowledge-sharing platform for the HPC/AI community to access sustainability metrics, visitors can discover and share the carbon efficiency of their HPC and AI facilities, helping to focus attention on responsible energy consumption. Swing by and discover how you can make a difference!

Solution Demonstrations: Concertim

Recently, we introduced Concertim to our Alces Flight product portfolio. Concertim is tailored for building private and public cloud environments, allowing users to customise their computing resources according to their specific needs and requirements. This innovative solution not only enhances flexibility but also enables users to monitor, track, and reduce costs and carbon footprint associated with on-demand, batch and next-generation container workloads. Through a user-friendly web interface, customers gain access to intuitive visual configuration and reporting capabilities, simplifying the management of compute resources for HPC, AI, and machine learning.

‘Our Money, Your Choice’: Giving Back Through Social Responsibility

Continuing our commitment to social responsibility, Alces Flight proudly announces the continuation of the ‘Our Money, Your Choice’ campaign during ISC ‘24. This initiative, launched at SC ’23 in Denver, raises money for global charities making a significant impact within their respective fields. Among the supported charities are the Blue Marine Foundation, CureSearch, Shelter, and World Neighbours.

Conference Events – May 13 and 14th!

We are excited to announce that our Flight Crew will be participating in several events throughout the conference – many of those that are hands on!  Why not join us?

May 13, 2024

Birds of a Feather (BoF) session: HPC Outreach: Telling Our Stories of HPC in Science – 14:15 in Hall F, Second Floor

During this session, Alces Flight’s CMO, Cristin Merritt, will be discussing the methodology she uses in putting together scientific outreach communication from the Alces Flight team.  Come learn from her, as well as listen in as other organisations discuss how we can build up better ways to tell the stories of HPC/AI to our community and beyond!

Women in HPC – ISC Solution Forum Takeover – from 18:45 at the Exhibitor Gala

We are also pleased to support the 2nd Annual ISC – WHPC Solution Forum Takeover! Back by popular demand, this event will cover a range of career and technical talks – featuring invited speakers Emma Barnes from the University of York and Ian Colle from AWS, as well as this year’s 2024 WHPC Travel Fellows!  Be sure to check out the complete event page to see who will be onstage.

May 14, 2024

Join the Flight Alliance at Microsoft – Booth F30 – 10:30

What does the Flight Alliance mean for those looking to build their HPC/AI solution on public cloud?  We’ll take you on a whistlestop journey exploring how Azure has powered client HPC and AI workloads with accessible, on-demand access to heavy-weight compute power.  Included in this brief talk are client stories and the technology that Microsoft and Alces have provided us to make their success happen.

Supporting Early Career at the ISC24 Poster Reception – Foyer D-G – from 15:30

We are once again part of the sponsorship for the ISC Poster Reception, taking place immediately after the poster lightning talks in Hall G1.  Come and meet the Early Career women in HPC, learn more about their work, and network with other outstanding members of the community.

As the countdown to ISC 2024 begins, the Flight Crew anticipates the opportunity to reconnect with familiar faces, forge new connections, and embark on a shared journey towards a brighter, more inclusive future for HPC. Hamburg awaits, and Alces Flight is ready to soar to new heights at ISC High Performance 2024.

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