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Greetings and welcome to the April edition of the official SC|05 newsletter. SC|05 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, sponsored by the ACM and IEEE. Here are the highlights from the SC|05 April Edition:

  • Housing Opens for All Attendees
  • Panels Submissions, Tutorials, and Technical Papers Accepted Through April 25
  • Tri-Challenge Award Offered for Competitors of all SC Contests
  • HPC Analytics Challenge Deadline is April 18
  • StorCloud Application and Challenge Submissions Close April 30
  • SC Global Issues April 29 Deadline, Adds SC Desktop
  • SC|05 Bandwidth Challenge Is Coming
  • Masterworks Requests Aerospace Speakers
  • Education Program Extends Deadline to May 23

SC|05, under the theme "Gateway to Discovery," will be held November 12-18, 2005, in Seattle, WA.


Housing Opens For All Attendees
SC|05 Housing is Open! Book your conference housing early to be assured of the best location and room rates. SC|05 reservations for conference housing can be made through the Seattle Housing Bureau by going to the secure Passkey website or by calling the Seattle Housing Bureau at (888) 877-0255 or (206) 461-5881The deadline date for new reservations is October 14, 2005.

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Panels Submissions Accepted Through April 25
In the interest of generating exciting and innovative panel ideas for SC05, the Panels Committee has extended the Panels submission deadline to April 25, 2005.

Panels are encouraged that will generate lively discussion, debates, educational and informative and foster a free and open exchange of ideas (and yes they can even be entertaining). Use the extended time to discuss ideas with your colleagues and submit a suggestion by April 25, 2005!

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Tutorials Program Offers Extension for Proposals
The Tutorials Program is a key element of the SC conference and a major reason many people attend. Tutorials provide attendees with opportunities to learn from, and interact with, internationally recognized experts on topics related to high performance computing, networking and storage. Topics range across technological trends, specific products, theory and practice. Proposals for tutorials are currently being solicited for introductory- to advanced-level topics in high performance system architectures and performance analysis; clusters and distributed system construction, management and usage; high performance I/O, storage and networking; grid applications, fault tolerance and recovery-oriented computing; algorithms; visualization; collaboration technologies; and application-specific topics.

And this just in! The deadline for tutorials submission is being extended until April 25th, 2005!

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Technical Program Deadline Reset for April 25
In the interest of generating the most exciting and innovative technical papers for SC|05, the submission deadline has been extended to April 25, 2005.

SC|05 is soliciting papers that report pioneering work in all aspects of high-end computing, networking, and applications. Please use this extended time to submit your ideas via the submissions site at!

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Compete Across All SC Challenges to Win the Tri-Challenge Award
Do you think that you can effectively use Bandwidth, Storage, and Analytics all at the same time? Enter in all three challenges and see if you can win the Tri-Challenge award. We will be looking for people that enter into all three challenges this year and finding the one that shows the best use of all three areas combined. This could be you! Here's how it works. Make the same entry into each challenge and during Supercomputing, one entry that spans all three challenges will be picked as the overall challenge winner.

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Enter the HPC Analytics Challenge to Demonstrate Your Application
All interested applicants in the Challenge are encouraged to submit their Intent to Participate no later than April 18, 2005. Please go to the SC|05 submissions site to register.

The HPC Analytics Challenge is an award competition honoring select technical and commercial applications that use leading-edge analytics techniques to solve complex, real-world problems. It is a unique opportunity for researchers, engineers and analysts to showcase innovative techniques of rigorous data analysis (e.g. forecasting, data mining, optimization, predictive analysis) and high-end visualization (e.g. dynamic modeling, real-time rendering).

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StorCloud Application and Challenge Submissions to Close April 30
The StorCloud Application and Challenge submissions will close on April 30, 2005! If you have a real world high performance application that stress the limits of currently available storage systems, or use storage systems in interesting ways, we encourage you to submit an application description and take advantage of this innovative HPC storage capability that will be available at the SC|05 conference. Application submissions can be made at

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SC Global Returns with April 29 Deadline, Adds SC Desktop
Submissions are now being accepted for the SC Global Showcase, a venue for high-performance networking collaborative technologies. SC Global Showcase will reflect and demonstrate a range of human interactions spanning the spectrum of distributed collaboration from artistic through scientific interactions. As in past SC Global programs, the Seattle conference site will be linked to sites and presenters around the world. SC Global Showcase submissions can include the participation of remote Access Grid sites, or be comprised of presentations made from the Showcase program room in Seattle. To submit a proposal, use the SC Global Submission form at: Note that the submission deadline is Friday April 29.

SC|05 marks the introduction of SC Desktop (SCD). Using Access Grid technology, SCD will bridge distances and enable members of the national and international community to 'attend' SC|05 virtually. The 'virtual attendees' will register separately for SCD and be provided with a time-limited license. SC Desktop will include: SC Conference Keynote, Plenary sessions, two tracks of papers, one track of masterworks, and one track of exhibitor forum. In addition, the SC Global Venue sessions will also be available to SC Desktop participants.

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MasterWorks Offers Diverse Sessions, Requests Aerospace Speakers
Masterworks for SC|05 is shaping up nicely. This year we will have the following sessions: auto design, gaming and simulation, biotechnology, storage/StorCloud, HPC Analytics, entertainment industry, aerospace, and quantum computing. Invitations have been extended to speakers from leading industries and research institutions from around the globe. Confirmation letters are being sent to the speakers this month. We will announce the speakers next month. Speakers have not yet been invited for the Aerospace session. If you know of a dynamic speaker in this field who is using high performance computing in innovating or interesting ways please contact us.

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Education Program Extends Deadline to May 23
Applications are now being accepted for the SC|05 Education Program. The theme for this year's program is Engaging and Empowering Educators: High Performance Classroom.

The SC|05 Education Program will offer a unique learning experience for teachers and students in Seattle this November 11-15, 2005. With the guidance of top scientists and pedagogy specialists, undergraduate faculty, educators (grades 7-12), and students will complete an on-site research project and develop new teaching modules that involve the use of High Performance Computing. The educators and their teams will be exposed to tutorials that will focus on various aspects of how high performance computing can be applied to the classroom.Topics include nanotechnology, life sciences, visualization, earth and atmospheric sciences, computer science, mathematics, chemistry and physics. All instruction will be integrated with existing national and state science and mathematics teaching standards._ Application process begins: March 15, 2005 _ Deadline for submitting applications: May 23, 2005 _ Announcement of team selections: June 1, 2005 _ Apply at

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SC|05 Bandwidth Challenge is Coming
Get ready as the SC|05 Bandwidth Challenge is coming! Our scientists and their supercomputers are engines for innovation, new insights and the advancement of knowledge; and the vast rivers of data traveling to them across the continents, via our high performance networks, are a fundamental source of power driving these engines. The Bandwidth Challenge will highlight and reward the best and brightest in new techniques for creating and utilizing these vast rivers of data that can be carried across advanced networks.

The challenge you face is to showcase your data, via a meaningful application, during SC|05. The throughput amount will be verified using high performance monitoring gear provided by Spirent Communications. Qwest Communications will be generously providing bandwidth to the show floor and Force10 Networks is providing the high-density 10GigE switch at the nexus of the Bandwidth Challenge for SC|05.

Start thinking now about the novel data you will carry and the future you can empower! More Information:

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