IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:00am to Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:30pm

Westin Hotel, 70 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA, United States

HPEC is the largest computing conference in New England and is the premier conference in the world on the convergence of High Performance and Embedded Computing.  The community is interested in computing hardware, software, systems and applications where performance matters and welcomes experts and people who are new to the field.


HPEC Starter SystemJoin us for a demonstration of signal and image processing on the latest High Performance Embedded Computing hardware. The demo will consist of an OpenVPX system consisting of a cluster of Intel processors with NVIDIA GPUs communicating over a high speed switch fabric and performing parallel signal and image processing. The system will be utilizing GE Intelligent Platform’s AXIS multiprocessing middleware for distributed thread communication, signal processing and performance monitoring.  

GE Intelligent Platform's new remote control and data visualization toolkit will also be on display.


Invited Conference Speakers

  • Prof. Arvind, MIT Computer Science & AI Lab - BlueDBM: a hardware-accelerated flash platform for Big Data analytics
  • Prof. Isaac Chuang MIT Dept. of Physics - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Mr. Adam Fuchs CTO, Sqrrl - TBD
  • Mr. Corey Ippolito, NASA AMES Intelligent Systems Division - High Performance Computing for future NASA Airborne Earth Science Missions
  • Dr. Timothy Mattson, Intel Principal Investigator for Big Data
  • Dr. Richard Murphy, Micron Senior Memory Architect - Novel Memory Architectures
  • Prof. John Quackenbush, Dept. of Biostatistics, Harvard University - The Road to Precision Medicine is Paved with Data
  • Ms. Maria Rovatsou, Product Lead, Codeplay - SYCL: A system which integrates C++ with OpenCL
  • Dr. Charles Safran, Chief, Division of Clinical Computing, Beth Israel Deaconess & Harvard Medical School - Clinical Informatics - The Practice of Medicine Based Upon Data
  • Mr. Raphael Some, Chief Technologist Autonomous Systems, CalTech NASA JPL - HPC in Space
  • Prof. Russ Tedrake, MIT Computer Science & AI Lab - TBD
  • Mr. Todd Atkins, Mathworks - MATLAB for MOOCs
  • Dr. John Arthur, IBM Research - Computing with Neurosynaptic Cores

Special Events

  • Accumulo user's group meeting, organizers: Mr. Adam Fuchs (Sqrrl) & Dr. Billie Rinaldi (Hortonworks)
  • Bioinformatics, organizer: Dr. Nirmal Keshava (AstraZeneca)
  • Computing Challenges of Unmanned Platforms, organizer: Mr. Ken Gregson (MIT)
  • GraphBLAS forum to define standard building blocks for graph algorithms, organizer: Dr. Timothy Mattson (Intel)
  • High Performance Secure Extreme Computing (HP SEC), organizer: Dr. Josh Kramer (MIT)
  • Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) user's group meeting, organizer: Dr. Chris Hill (MIT)
  • Vector, Signal, and Image Processing Libary (VSIPL) standard working group, organizer: Mr. Hahn Kim (Lockheed Martin)