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Greetings and welcome to the February edition of the SC|05 official newsletter. SC|05 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, sponsored by ACM and IEEE. This month, we focus on new and enhanced initiatives for this year's conference.

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

Join the New HPC Analytics Initiative and HPC Analytics Challenge!

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

The primary goals of the HPC Analytics Initiative are as follows:

  • Implement the HPC Analytics Application Challenge to showcase sophisticated, powerful analytics applications from technical and commercial environments. Challenge information is located on the SC|05 website.
  • Encourage Technical Program submissions highlighting HPC Analytics approaches including sophisticated data analysis and visualization

Notice of Intent to participate in the HPC Analytics Challenge is due on April 18, 2005!

StorCloud Initial Application Deadline is March 1

SC|05 StorCloud Challenge and User Applications are currently being accepted. Interested applicants are asked to provide an application description and profile by March 1, 2005 via the submissions website.

For additional StorCloud information visit: SC|05 StorCloud Challenge.

The StorCloud team is pleased to welcome the following organizations as StorCloud industry partners for SC|05: Cluster File Systems, Inc., DataDirect Networks, Inc., IBRIX, Inc., Mellanox, NetEffect, Inc., Panasas, Part-Tec, SCC, SGI, Siemon, StorageTek, SuperMicro, Terrascale Technologies, Inc, and Veritas Software.

SC Global Introduces "SC Desktop"

SC|05 marks the first opportunity to "attend" SC from your desktop or local Access Grid(TM) node. This initiative, known as "SC Desktop," will provide streams of select Plenary, Masterworks and the Technical Program sessions via client software based on Access Grid technology. Delegates who attend SC|05 in this virtual manner will be able to see the presentations and ask questions via web-based question management software. Virtual attendance for either a desktop or conference room "node" is offered for a reduced registration fee. For more information, please visit SC Global.


InfoStar continues its success at SC2004 and moves into SC|05 with new features and even more accessible content. InfoStar will provide complete, on-the-spot conference information to all participants.

InfoStar combines multiple data sources, wireless communications, collaborative software, and an innovative data clustering and visualization technology to provide conference attendees with unprecedented access to SC conference facts on a real-time basis.

Conference goers will have the latest details on exhibit highlights, technical program sessions, speaker bios, maps, and events. Information is delivered quickly and conveniently over the SCinet networks. More information on InfoStar at SC|05 is available from

Upcoming Deadlines:

March 1, 2005
All initial StorCloud Challenge and User Application descriptions and profiles due

March 28, 2005
Website for submissions opens

April 18, 2005
Deadline for Gordon Bell Prize nominations
Submission deadline for:

  • Tutorials
  • Technical Papers
  • Panels
  • SC Global categories (Showcase, BOFs, Panels, Papers)
  • Notice of intent to participate in the HPC Analytics Challenge

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