ISC High Performance (ISC 2016) attracted 3,092 attendees from 53 countries, as well as 146 companies and research organizations showcasing their technologies and services at the ISC exhibition.
The topic of machine learning was a constant theme throughout the five-day event, highlighted by the Andrew Ng’s opening keynote on Monday. As Baidu’s Chief Scientist, Ng drives the R&D effort there, much of which is centered on improving their search capability through deep learning and other types of advanced analytics. In his keynote address, which attracted more than 800 attendees, Ng traced the history of machine learning and discussed its intersection with HPC. Conference-goers were also treated to numerous sessions and panel discussions on the topic, which drew large crowds.