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SC2004 News - April Edition

Welcome to the April edition of SC2004 News, the official newsletter of the SC conference series. The newsletter is intended to give you brief, useful, and up-to-date information about SC2004. To unsubscribe, reply to this message with the word “unsubscribe” as the subject of the message.

***Submissions Deadline Extended to April 26 for Technical Program***
If you’ve been putting off submitting content to the SC2004 technical program, delay no more! Submission deadlines have been extended for ONE WEEK ONLY for technical papers, tutorials, panels, all SC Global categories (including BOFs), and Gordon Bell Prize nominations. The new deadline for submissions is Monday, April 26. For more information on submission categories and how to submit, click on "Technical Program" from this web site. Remember that submissions must be made through the submissions website at <>.

*** Update on Research Exhibits ***

The booth selection process for research exhibitors will begin in late spring. Research exhibitors should look for an email that will include a url for entering booth information and requesting network connections, as well as information on selecting your booth. Prior exhibitors have been contacted to confirm booth size and contact information. New exhibitors or any exhibitors who are not sure if they are on the Research Exhibits mailing list should send email to <>. Up-to-date information will be posted at the website at

*** StorCloud Challenge Submissions Due by April 26 ***

SC attendees interested in participating in the StorCloud Challenge must submit an intent to participate by the April 26 extended deadline. StorCloud will create a high performance computing storage capability to showcase HPC storage technologies, including topologies, devices, and interconnects. It will use state-of-the-art heterogeneous devices and technology to build a virtual on-site “storage on request” area network capability to support researchers and demonstrate high bandwidth applications. For more information, go to <> or send your questions to <>.

*** Workshop Proposals Due May 1 ***

Plans for SC2004 include a series of workshops that will offer more interaction and more in-depth discussion of timely topics than is possible in the usual technical program sessions. The technical program committee will choose a set of workshops to complement the overall technical program. If you have a workshop idea, send email by May 1 to <>.  All proposals must include the topic and proposed organization for the workshop. Workshops may be either half-day sessions (three hours), or full-day sessions (six hours). Conditional acceptance of workshop proposals will be made by June 15.

*** Education Program Teams Face May Deadline ***

Educators who plan to participate in SC2004 have until May 24 to submit their team applications. Teams of undergraduate faculty,  K-12 teachers and directors and chief information officers at university-based educational centers are invited to participate in the program, which is held over the first four days of SC2004. This year's theme is “A K-20 Comprehensive Educational Agenda for High Performance Computing.” The Education program will consist of two tracks: an Instructional Track aimed at both newcomers and experienced participants; and a new Technology Integration Leadership track, aimed at higher education Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and directors of teaching and learning centers. For more information, see <> or email <>.

***Upcoming Dates to Remember***

April 26, 2004 (extended from April 19)

        Submission deadline for:

            -Technical Papers
            -SC Global categories (Showcase, BOFs, Panels, Papers) Papers)                   

Deadline for Gordon Bell Prize nominations

Deadline for submission notice of intent to participate in the StorCloud Challenge

May 1, 2004

Deadline for submitting suggestions for a workshop

May 24, 2004

Applications for Education Program due

Applications for HPC Software Challenge due

June 28, 2004

Notification of conditional acceptance for Tutorials

Notification of conditional acceptance for Technical Papers

            Notification of conditional acceptance for all SC Global categories 

July 26, 2004

Final version of Technical Papers due to confirm acceptance

Submission deadline for HPC Software Challenge entries

Submission deadline for Poster and Research Exhibit abstracts

Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) sessions

Note: BOFs that wish to include participation from remote Access Grid sites must     submit by the SC Global deadline of April 26, 2004.

On-line registration for SCinet network connection opens

July 31, 2004

            Full proposals due for the StorCloud Challenge

Submission deadline for Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering  Award

Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award