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SC|05 September Newsletter

Here are highlights from the SC|05 September Edition:
  • New Technical Forum to Provide 10-Minute Slots for SC05 Attendees
  • Student Days Registration Now Open
  • InfoStar Offers Versatile Gateway to SC|05 Information
  • Initial SCinet Connection Requests To Be Submitted by October 1
  • SC|05 HPC Analytics Challenge Finalists Selected
  • Hotel Reservations Still Available
  • Poster Reception Announced for Tuesday, November 14
SC|05 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, sponsored by ACM and IEEE. Register now at!

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

New Technical Forum to Provide 10-Minute Slots for SC05 Attendees
Among the new programs debuting at SC05 in Seattle will be "Scatter/Gather," a daily series of 10-minute talks open to anyone registered for the technical program. Think of it as Open Mic for techies. For exactly ten minutes the stage is yours to expound on any relevant SC|05 topic. The informal sessions, to be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, provide an opportunity to present brief summaries of new or ongoing work -- or even just the outline of an idea.

Signups are limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with sign-up sheets near the conference registration area. Be forewarned, though: The 10-minute time limit will be strictly enforced and will include all setup time. So, if you plan to use a laptop projector, come to the session early so you are ready to start on time.

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Student Days Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for SC05 Student Days to be held November 14-15. This program showcases careers and educational opportunities in HPC and is especially targeted toward undergraduate students. Monday's program will take place at Microsoft's Redmond Campus and include tech talks, tours, graduate opportunities and young researcher panels. On Tuesday, activities include a guided tour of the exhibit floor and a career fair. The registration fee of $25 includes lunch both days, transportation to Microsoft from the Convention Center, and admittance to the exhibit floor. Students are responsible for travel and accommodations.

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InfoStar Offers Versatile Gateway to SC|05 Information
InfoStar will be the gateway for exhibitors, researchers, and attendees to access conference data anywhere through wireless/wired mobile devices. Access during SC|05 includes:
  • Exhibitor and booth information, including special events
  • Technical program information (agendas, speaker bios, special notes)
  • Education program information
  • HPC Wire
  • Webcams - view the conference live!
Exhibitor information will be uploaded and updated continuously resulting in up-to-date information being available. The interface allows changes to be made to content at anytime during the conference.

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Initial SCinet Connection Requests To Be Submitted by October 1
SCinet is the collection of high-performance networks built to support the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking and Storage (SC). SCinet features a high-performance production-quality network, an Open InfiniBand (OpenIB) Network and an extremely high performance experimental network, Xnet.

Any new requests or modification to existing network or OpenIB connection requests made after October 1, 2005 will incur an additional $1000 late fee. Specification of the drop points for existing individual connections may be modified through October 23, 2005. There is no penalty or charge for relocating drop points through this date. Please Note: Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring that all charges for requested network services have been paid to the ACM. SCinet cannot provide network services without confirmation of payment.

To request a SCinet network connection or to manage your SCinet account, please visit:

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SC|05 HPC Analytics Challenge Finalists Selected
Six entries covering a variety of research disciplines have been selected as finalists for the inaugural SC|05 HPC Analytics Challenge. The technological areas include: bio-molecular modeling; real-time urban highway reasoning; geo-physical investigation; visualization of large computation fluid dynamics datasets; computer network analysis; and music classification.

The finalist team leaders, organizations, and entry titles are: Dr. Jian Guo Liu w/ Imperial College of London for "Bridging the Macro and Micro: Computing Intensive Earthquake Study using Discovery Net"; Dr. Robert L. Grossman w/ University of Illinois at Chicago for "Real Time Change Detection and Alerts from Highway Traffic Data"; Dr. Peter Coveney w/ University College London for "SPICE: Simulated Pore Interactive Computing Experiment"; Dr. Earl P. N. Duque w/ Intelligent Light for "Visualization of Large-Scale Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics Datasets"; Mr. Steve Smith w/ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for "Network Traffic Analysis with Query Driven Visualization; and Dr. J. Stephen Downie w/ University of Illinois for "Terascale Music Mining"

All finalists have been invited to present at the SC|05 HPC Analytics Challenge sessions to be held on Tuesday, November 15, 1:30 - 5:00 pm.

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Hotel Reservations Still Available
Attendees who have tried to book reservations online and have not been able to confirm reservations at a preferred hotel or for desired dates should check back after September 15 and to confirm accommodations. There should be more rooms available at all of the hotels after exhibitors release any extra rooms they may be holding. If you still have difficulty reserving reservations after September 15, please email for officials to try to secure accommodations for you.

No-shows on-site will be considered a cancellation and will be assessed a $125 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after September 15, 2005, will be assessed a $125.

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Poster Reception Announced for Tuesday, November 14
SC|05 will include a poster reception sponsored by AMD on Tuesday, November 15, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., that showcasing 38 posters out of a total of 85 that were selected for the poster program. These posters will be displayed continuously throughout the conference in the South Lobby of the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

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