Welcome to the July edition of
SC2004 News, the official newsletter
of the SC conference series. The newsletter is intended to give you
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the theme Bridging
Communities, will be held November 6-12 at the DavidL.LawrenceConvention Center
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
**** SC2004 Selects
Keynote Speaker ****
President and CEO of National LambdaRail, Inc.
(NLR), will deliver the keynote address at SC2004. His talk is titled
Providing the Nationwide Network Infrastructure for Network and ‘Big
Research.” NLR is a national effort comprised of members and associates
across the country focused on implementing and operating a national
infrastructure to serve the needs of the advanced research community.
visit the website at www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/plenaries.html
for his abstract and bio.
Remember that by registering
early you take advantage of
early bird registration discounts. Save money by registering now.
**** SC2004 Housing
Registration is Open ****
reservations for SC2004 can be made using the form
available on the conference web site. Attendees have until Eastern Time October 4 to reserve
rooms at the
conference rate. All the conference hotels are located in downtown Pittsburgh
and shuttlebus service will be provided to all hotels except the Westin
Convention Center Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott, which are both
to the convention center. The website provides hotel rates and
maps, and parking information. Check out www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/hotel.html.
Exhibition Largest on Record ****
already attracted more than 225 exhibitors
planning to showcase their latest systems, services and scientific
achievements. The exhibition is already the largest on record with many
exhibitors expected to join the growing exhibit floor. For information
you can exhibit at the show, go to www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/exhibits.html.
**** Posters Submission Deadline Extended
to August 2 ****
deadline for poster submissions has been extended to August 2. The
is seeking poster presentations displaying cutting-edge research in
performance computing, networking and storage. Posters at this year’s
conference will occupy a prominent location at the convention center.Abstracts for accepted posters will be
included on the conference proceedings CD-ROM, and a prize will be
the “Best Poster” at the conference Awards session. For instructions
details on submitting a poster, go to www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/posters.html.
To submit a poster, go to www.sc-submissions.org.Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**** Booth Selection
for Research Exhibits Nearly Concluded ****
has almost concluded for the nearly 100
research exhibits. Exhibitors can expect handbooks to arrive in the
August. These handbooks will contain exhibit guidelines and
information on how to promote your presence, shipping and material
information, utility and service order forms. SCinet will be contacting
exhibitor for networking requirements.
**** July marks deadline
a wide range of conference programs ****
end of July marks the deadline for a host of SC2004 programs and
(1) HPC Software Challenge submissions are due July 26. The HPC
Challenge (see www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/hpc_challenge.html
) honors software developers and engineers
working to improve the quality
and productivity of HPC software. (2) Proposal submissions for the
Challenge are due July 31. The StorCloud Challenge is part of the new
initiative, which will build a petabyte-scale, high performance storage
on the conference exhibit floor to highlight storage technologies. For
teams of scientists and engineers will use the StorCloud infrastructure
demonstrate emerging techniques or applications, many of which consume
amounts of network and storage resources. Participants will be
significantly stress the StorCloud infrastructure while delivering
application value across the multiple research networks that connect to
StorCloud. (3) Nominations for the Seymour Cray Computer Science and
Engineering Award and the Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award are due July
Nominations for the Cray/Fernbach awards can be made at www.computer.org/awards.
Final version of Technical
Papers due to confirm acceptance
Submission deadline for HPC Software Challenge
Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) sessions
On-line registration for SCinet network connection opens
July 31, 2004
Submission deadline for Seymour
Cray Computer Science and
Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
Full proposals due for the StorCloud Challenge
September 7, 2004
Notification of acceptance for
Submission deadline for Exhibitor Forum
Application deadline for SC Global Satellite Sites
Application deadline for Student Volunteers
September 23, 2004
Deadline for final version of
handouts for Tutorials