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Welcome to SC|05!

Greetings and welcome to the March edition of the official SC|05 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 the following announcements:

  • Technical Papers Submissions Due by April 18
  • Tutorials Program Submissions Solicited for April 18 Deadline
  • SC|05 Hotel Reservations Open in April for All Attendees
  • SC|05 StorCloud Application Deadline Extended to April 30

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SC|05, under the theme "Gateway to Discovery," will be held November 12-18, 2005, in Seattle, WA Technical Papers Submissions Due by April 18

Submissions for Technical Papers will be accepted beginning Monday, March 28, 2005. The submission deadline is slated for Monday, April 18, 2005.

SC|05 continues a 17-year tradition as the premier forum for sharing the latest, most innovative and important research advances and applications in high performance computing, networking and storage. We invite papers on the broad topics of high performance computing, networking, and storage, including:

  • Systems Hardware
  • Systems Software
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Grids
  • Novel applications of the above systems to problems of interest in science, engineering, business, and society
  • Enabling high performance in all facets of computing

We especially invite original papers at the intersections of these areas reporting experimental or theoretical results, novel designs, case studies, science and industry applications, and trend-setting ideas. We have a special emphasis this year on data storage technologies and data-intensive applications.

Submissions from new areas of impact and multidisciplinary papers that support the conference theme, Gateway to Discovery, are also encouraged.

Technical Papers Submission Website:
Submissions Open: Monday, March 28th, 2005
Submissions Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2005
Sample submission forms and instructions available at:

Submission Requirements: Submissions should set the standard in the field and bring together the latest advances in technology, science, research, applications and education. Submissions are limited to 12 pages in length, including figures and references. Submissions in excess of this limit will be reviewed on the first 12 pages.

A paper or a detailed, extended abstract of it may be submitted in one of the following formats: Postscript, PDF, or MS Word. There are no specific formatting guidelines, although authors should adhere to accepted practices. Student paper submissions must meet certain qualifications as listed at the submission website. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Technical Papers Committee.

The predominant acceptance criteria will be excellence and timeliness of the ideas. Awards will be given for Best Technical Paper and Best Student Paper. If you are submitting a technical paper that is also under consideration for the Gordon Bell Prize or SC Global, check the appropriate box at the time of submission. More information can be found at Questions can be submitted to

Tutorials Program Submissions Solicited for April 18 Deadline

The Tutorials Program is a key element of the SC conference and a major reason why many people attend the conference. Tutorials provide attendees with opportunities to learn from and interact with internationally recognized experts on topics related to high performance computing, networking and storage. The goal of the tutorials program is to provide a wide range of technically enriching courses to SC|05 conference attendees.

Proposals for tutorials are solicited for introductory- to advanced-level topics in:

  • High performance system architectures and performance analysis
  • Clusters and distributed system construction, management and usage
  • Languages and tools
  • High performance I/O, storage and networking
  • Grid applications, fault tolerance and recovery-oriented computing
  • Security
  • Algorithms
  • Analytics
  • Visualization
  • Collaboration technologies
  • Application-specific topics

Tutorials will be chosen competitively by a distinguished panel of experts. Tutorials may be proposed for either a full-day (six hours) or a half-day (three hours) session. Submissions for tutorials that support the conference theme, Gateway to Discovery, are encouraged.

Tutorials Submission Website:
Submissions Open: Monday, March 28th, 2005
Submissions Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2005
Sample submission forms and instructions available at:
Tutorial Submission Instructions:

Tutorial submissions must include the following: a title, a descriptive abstract (150 words), contact information of the presenter(s), a breakdown of the level of the presentation (total 100%, subdivided into % introductory, % intermediate, and % advanced), a brief description of the tutorials material and intended audience, lecture outline, URL(s) pointing to related course materials, and short vitae for each instructor (include list of tutorials or short courses taught). In addition, identify if the tutorial is new (never presented at a conference) or the conferences for which the tutorial has been given. More information can be found at Questions can be submitted to

SC|05 Hotel Reservations Set for April Launch

The SC|05 Hotel Reservation system will open in April for all SC|05 conference attendees. Conference Housing arrangements for SC|05 include a large number of properties within easy walking distance to the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. The SC|05 Hotel Reservation System, managed by the Seattle Housing Bureau, includes advanced reservation services, a flexible change and cancellation policy, waiting lists for sold-out properties, and a limited number of Government-rate rooms.

Stay tuned for a special announcement providing details on the launch of the SC|05 Hotel Reservation system.

SC|05 StorCloud Application Deadline Extended to April 30

The SC|05 StorCloud committee is seeking real-world, high-performance applications that stress the limits of currently available storage systems, or use storage systems in interesting ways. Applicants who would like to take advantage of StorCloud still have time to submit their application descriptions. The deadline has been extended until Saturday, April 30, 2005. Submissions can be made through

SC|05 StorCloud is an initiative to build a high performance computing (HPC) storage capability showcasing HPC storage technologies (topologies, devices, interconnects) and applications on the SC|05 Exhibit floor. This initiative is a partnership among volunteers in Government, academia and industry and includes industry support from 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. For more information on the SC|05 StorCloud, please visit