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SC|05 June Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of the 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 June Edition:
  • SC Global Keynote Speaker Rick Stevens and SC Desktop Announced
  • Exhibitor Forum Presentations from Industrial Participants Encouraged
  • HPC Analytics To Select Finalists September 1
  • SC|05 Bandwidth Challenge Call for Participation
  • Education Program Announces Student Days
SC|05, under the theme Gateway to Discovery, will be held November 12-18, 2005, in Seattle, WA.
SC Global Keynote Speaker Rick Stevens and SC Desktop Announced

SC Global Showcase 2005 will feature a keynote address by Rick Stevens of Argonne National Laboratories, the main architect of the Access Grid. SC Global will also include sessions on collaborative virtual reality, high-resolution video for Access Grid, tools for biomedical applications, and a "Parade of Nations." The SC Global Showcase will be available both at the conference in Seattle, and at Access Grid and inSORS Grid nodes worldwide.

And don't forget about SC Desktop, a new option for those who cannot attend SC|05 in Seattle. SC Desktop participants will have access to selected portions of the SC|05 Program over the Access Grid, including the Conference Keynote, Plenary sessions, two tracks of Papers, one track of Masterworks, and one track of Exhibitor Forum. SC Desktop is a great option for those who cannot travel to the primary conference site. SC Desktop registration, like all SC registration, will open in August.

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Exhibitor Forum Presentations from Industrial Participants Encouraged

The SC|05 Exhibitor Forum is a technical program presented by SC|05 Industrial Exhibitors. The Forum runs in parallel with the rest of the SC|05 Technical Program during the times that the SC|05 Exhibits are open, 10am to noon, 1:30pm to 3pm, and 3:30pm to 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10am to noon on Thursday. Presentations in the Exhibitor Forum target developments too recent to have been submitted for inclusion in the Conference's Technical Program. The Exhibitor Forum sessions are open to all who have access to the conference exhibits.

Proposals for Exhibitor Forum presentations must be submitted through the conference's submission website at This site is open for submissions now, and proposals will be accepted through Monday, July 25th. Notices of acceptance will be provided prior to September 1.

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HPC Analytics to Select Finalists in September

The inaugural year of the HPC Analytics Challenge is off to a great start. As of the submissions deadline of June 3rd, eleven applications have been received. The applications cover a wide range of technology including data mining, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, and biochemistry just to name a few. In addition to the broad application coverage the submissions reflect an international theme with five countries represented.

HPC Analytics Challenge finalists will be announced in early September.

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SC|05 Bandwidth Challenge Call for Participation

The Bandwidth Challenge highlights and rewards the best and brightest in new techniques for creating and utilizing 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 bandwidth available from national and international networks into this prestigious conference grows by leaps and bounds every year and this year will be no exception. For SC|05 in Seattle Washington, we expect 400 to 500 Gbps of bandwidth and possibly even more, which will interconnect and showcase the world's scientists and networking gurus.

The deadline for submitting a full entry to the Bandwidth Challenge is September 1, 2005. However, in order to be included in the final SC|05 program, an abstract must be submitted by July 29, 2005. Please make all submissions through the conference's submission website at

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Education Program Announces Student Days

SC|05 Student Days will be held on November 14-15 and will focus on tours, presentations, and panels. Monday's daytime events will be held at Microsoft's Redmond Campus and will include tech talks, product development, a tour, and a graduate and young researcher panel. Private tours of the SC|05 main exhibit floors are offered that evening.

Tuesday morning will be devoted to exhibits. A career fair begins in the early afternoon; students will have the opportunity to network with close to twenty employers from technology industries around the world.

Registration is limited to 60 students. Cost is $25. The website will begin registration in mid-July. Students are responsible for transportation to and from Seattle and lodging. Some meals are provided.


Upcoming Deadlines

July 25, 2005
  • Final version of Technical Papers Due
  • Poster and Research Exhibit Abstract Submission Deadlines
  • Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Session Submission Deadline
  • Exhibitor Forum Submission Deadline
  • SCinet Network Connection Request System Online Registration Opens
July 29, 2005
  • Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award Submission Deadline
  • Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award Submission Deadline
  • Bandwidth Challenge Intent to Participate Due
  • HPC Analytics Challenge Full Proposal Due
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