liger-ai-tools: enabling artificial intelligence workflows

After the addition of new GPU resources in Liger, a collaboration of supercomputing engineers in different Centrale Nantes laboratories are working together to provide a flexible Artificial intelligence environment to host the increasing number of AI projects.

We are happy to announce a major update in our environment! Liger can now host containerized applications on GPU resources and offers several pre-built containers with common AI tools hosted in our container registry.

Contact us to boost your AI project: at



ISC 2019 Registration Now Open

Reap Early Bird Saving!

By registering between now and May 8 for the full conference pass, you can save over 45 percent off the onsite registration rates.

Passes are available under four different categories: tutorial, conference, exhibition and workshop, depending on your individual requirements. For the complete fee structure and pass descriptions, click here. Please note that tutorials and workshops require separate registrations.


Monday, June 17

We are excited to announce Professor Ivo Sbalzarini as the 2019 conference opening keynote speaker. Under the title, The Algorithms of Life – Scientific Computing for Systems Biology, Sbalzarini will discuss how HPC is being used as a tool for scientific investigation and for hypothesis testing, as well as a more fundamental way to think about problems in systems biology. As the Chair of Scientific Computing for Systems Biology on the faculty of computer science of TU Dresden, Sbalzarini is fostering innovative ways to apply scientific computing to the life science domain. He is also the Senior Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, as well as a member of the Faculty of Mathematics of TU Dresden.

Plan already now to attend all the three ISC keynotes. They are inspiring as well as educational.

Attendee Info & Agenda Planner

After long consideration, we have decided to go paper-free starting this year. Starting 2019, we will be offering all program-related information in our Agenda Planner, and all general information can be found on the Attendee Info page.

We encourage you to actively use these two links to prepare for ISC 2019.

The Machine Learning Day

This year’s Machine Learning Day is an exciting track, headed by two experienced data scientists. Dr. Yu Wang is a senior AI scientist at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and Dr. Azalia Mirhoseini is a senior researcher at Google Brain, leading ML for Systems Moonshot. The full program is available on the agenda planner.

In a few weeks you will also be able to find the Industrial Day program online.

All ISC Workshops Now Online

We are pleased to let you know that all ISC 2019 workshops are now online. We are hosting a total of 22 workshops, some of them are full-day sessions, and the others will be held as half-day sessions, taking place either in the morning or afternoon of Thursday, June 20.

Please note that if you book a full conference pass, you can save 50 euros off your workshop registration.

ISC Pre-Conference Party – Reserve Your Spot!

We are organizing a pre-conference party this year! We are looking forward to hosting 400 attendees at this event. This party is a great way to start the conference. For sign-up information, click here.