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SC|05 MAY NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the May 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 May Edition:
  • Student Volunteer Applications Now Being Accepted
  • StorCloud Challenge and Application Deadline Extended Until June 30
  • Due to Surging Interest, HPC Analytics Extends Challenge Deadline to June 1
  • Education Program to Accept Registration Through June 30
  • Special Events Focus on Unique Seattle Venues
  • Committee Requests Entries for Prestigious HPC Awards
 
SC|05, under the theme Gateway to Discovery, will be held November 12-18, 2005, in Seattle, WA.
Student Volunteer Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the SC|05 Student Volunteer Program. Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are needed to assist with the administration of the conference and will receive in exchange, free conference registration, housing for out-of-town volunteers, and most meals.

Student volunteers have the opportunity to see and discuss the latest high-performance networking and computing technology and meet leading researchers from around the world while contributing to the success of the conference.

More information: http://sc05.supercomp.org/programs/student-volunteers.php

Questions: students@sc05.supercomputing.org

 
StorCloud Challenge and Application Deadline Extended Until June 30

StorCloud is a special initiative for SC|05 to build a High Performance Computing (HPC) storage capability showcasing HPC storage technologies (topologies, devices, interconnects) and applications. StorCloud's architecture will support many different classes of storage-intensive applications, including massively parallel scientific applications, information management and search applications, data mining and performance evaluation tools. Applications in all of these categories are encouraged. In particular, developers with applications currently limited by storage bandwidth and/or capacity are encouraged to come to SC|05 and push the envelope with StorCloud's unprecedented capacity and bandwidth. The submissions deadline has been extended for the last time until Thursday, June 30, 2005. Application submissions can be made at http://www.sc-submissions.org.

More Information: http://sc05.supercomputing.org/initiatives/storcloud.php

Contact: storcloud_challenge@sc05.supercomputing.org

 
Due to Surging Interest, HPC Analytics Extends Challenge Deadline to June 1

Due to an overwhelming response, the SC|05 High Performance Computing Analytics Committee today announced the extension of its application deadline to Wednesday, June 1, 2005.

Join prestigious analytics gurus from around the world to demonstrate your application in the SC|05 HPC Analytics Challenge. The HPC Analytics Challenge is a 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). Full applications for the HPC Analytics Challenge are due no later than June 1, 2005. Please go to the SC|05 submissions site to register (http://www.sc-submissions.org/).

More Information: http://sc05.supercomputing.org/initiatives/hpc-analytics

Questions: analytics@sc05.supercomputing.org

 
Education Program to Accept Registration Through June 30

The registration submission deadline for the SC|05 Education Program participants has been extended to Friday, June 30, 2005. The announcement of team selections has also been extended to July 15, 2005.

The SC|05 Education Program will offer a unique learning experience for teachers and students in Seattle this Nov.11-15. 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. Participants will attend tutorials focusing on various aspects of how high performance computing can be applied to classroom instruction.

Topics include nanotechnology, life sciences, visualization, earth and atmospheric sciences, computer science, mathematics, chemistry and physics. All instruction will be integrated with national and state science and mathematics teaching standards.

More information: http://sc05.supercomputing.org/programs/edu-outreach

Contact: edu@sc05.supercomputing.org

 
Special Events Focus on Unique Seattle Venues

On Sunday November 13, 2005, SC|05 invites registered Exhibitors and SC|05 Education Program participants to join us at GameWorks of Seattle. Located almost directly across the street from the Convention Center, GameWorks boasts incredible high-tech entertainment and a restaurant and bar experience where guests can eat, drink, party and play the hottest games available. SC|05 guests will have exclusive use of this facility for the evening and all games and game rooms will be available for free play!

On Thursday November 17, SC|05 invites registered Technical Program attendees to the Experience Music Project (www.emplive.org) for the annual Technical Program Thursday Night Out. The EMP will provide a variety of venues for our entertainment pleasure including the Sky Church, the Blue Lounge, the Turntable Restaurant, the Liquid Lounge, the Plaza with a Tent, and the Green Room. SC|05 Technical Program attendees will also have access to a 191-seat JBL Theater and exclusive access to the Galleries.

Please make sure to watch for the opening of registration coming later this summer.

Questions: events@sc05.supercomputing.org

 
Committee Requests Entries for Prestigious HPC Awards

SC|05 will continue to serve as the venue for announcing several distinguished professional awards recognizing key contributions to high performance computing, networking and storage. The Gordon Bell Prize recognizes significant achievements in practical high performance computer research. The Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award recognizes innovative contributions to high performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award honors innovative uses of high performance computing in problem solving. The Best Paper Award recognizes one of the many outstanding papers in the highly competitive Technical Program. These prestigious honors will be presented during special sessions at the conference.

We are seeking nominations for the Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations for these awards is Sunday, July 31, 2005. The nomination forms and submission instructions can be found at http://www.computer.org/awards.

More information: http://sc05.supercomputing.org/programs/awards_prizes

Questions: awards@sc05.supercomputing.org

 
Deadlines

June 1, 2005
  • HPC Analytics Challenge application deadline
June 27, 2005
  • Tutorials notification of conditional acceptance
  • Technical Papers notification of conditional acceptance
  • SC Global categories notification of conditional acceptance
June 30, 2005
  • StorCloud Challenge and User Applications deadline>
  • Education Program registration submission deadline
 
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