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"I expect HPC Analytics to be one of the most exciting initiatives at SC|05", said Bill Kramer, SC|05 General Chair of the conference.  "HPC Analytics adds to the significance of SC|05's HPC Computing, Network and Storage efforts, bringing these resources together while adding sophisticated analysis methods to solve some of societies' most challenging problems."

A new, special initiative at SC|05, HPC Analytics will highlight rigorous and sophisticated methods of data analysis and visualization used in high performance computing by showcasing powerful analytics applications solving complex, real-world problems.

Upgrades in systems, bandwidth and networking technologies over the last decade have resulted in dramatic increases in performance, scalability, and overall computational power in high performance computing.  Additionally, more than ever before, organizations in commercial, government, university, and research sectors are increasingly tasked with making sense of huge amounts of underutilized data.  These dynamics have led to the growing area of HPC analytics.  In addition to being a top priority in supercomputing communities worldwide, HPC Analytics is also a major influence on the growing trends of "Business Analytics" which includes rigorous data mining techniques and more predictive, forecasting analytics capabilities.

The primary goals of the HPC Analytics Initiative at SC|05 are the following:

  • Sponsorship of the HPC Analytics Application Challenge to showcase select, powerful analytics applications solving complex, real-world problems
  • Encouragement of Technical Program submissions highlighting HPC Analytics approaches including sophisticated data analysis and visualization

The HPC Analytics Initiative is supported by a group of volunteers from government, industry, and academia.  If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please send us an email.

Submission Deadline: April 18, 2005

HPC Analytics Challenge

HPC Analytics Initiative Committee

Press Release

HPC Analytics Handout (PDF)