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SC Desktop, a bridge to the Technical Program!

Registration Deadline Extended to October 29, 2005

Read the SC Desktop Frequently Asked Questions

SC|05 marks the first opportunity to "attend" SC from your desktop or local Access Grid(™) node. This initiative, known as SC Desktop, provides streams of the Plenary, Masterworks and Technical Program via client software based on Access Grid technology. Delegates unable to be in Seattle can attend SC|05 in this virtual manner and 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.

Registration for SC Desktop includes:

  • A limited license for the inSORS client software from the time of registration through the conference (
  • Training in the use of the inSORS software with multi-site tests to identify and troubleshoot potential network issues
  • Access to:
    • Plenary Talks
    • Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award and Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award Talks
    • 2 Technical paper tracks
    • 1 Masterwork track
    • 1 Exhibitor Forum track
Please note that SC reserves the right to determine which presentations are to be included in SC Desktop.

For those utilizing the AG Toolkit client software, a helpdesk has been set up and training is available. Additional information on the AG Toolkit can be found at: and

Technical Requirements

For the inSORS software (recommended)

Windows 2000/XP (required)
  • 1.5 ghz P3 or higher computer
  • 128mb RAM
A headset microphone
USB camera (optional)
Network speeds:
  • minimum 128k uplink speed
  • minimum 512k download speed
For Windows AG Toolkit 2.3 we recommend:

Windows 2000/XP (required)
  • 1.5 ghz P3 or higher computer
  • 128mb RAM
A headset microphone
USB camera (optional)

The network bandwidth requirements for the AG Toolkit for these sessions require high speed ethernet connections.

For Linux (required minimum):
  • 1.5GHz Processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • recent and updated Linux distribution
  • Access Grid Toolkit 2.3
recommended multimedia devices:
  • ALSA compatible soundcard (Soundblaster "PCI 128" or "Live" audio cards, not "Audigy")
  • audio headset and microphone or echo cancelling microphone (Logitech "Extreme PC Gaming Headset" or similar, not USB)
  • V4L compatible usb webcam or video capture card
  • Logitech Quickcam "Pro 3000" "Pro 4000" "Notebook Pro" and "Orbit" with a 2.6 kernel and the pwc driver
  • Hauppauge WinTV-PCI capture cards with a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel and the bt848 driver
recommended distributions:
  • Fedora Core
  • Redhat Enterprise
  • Debian
  • Gentoo
  • Suse
  • Slackware
Registration is currently open for SC Desktop, and will be open until October 15, 2005.
There is no late registration and no refund for SC Desktop.

For additional information contact: