July 2003

SUBMISSIONS INFO
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
REGISTRATION
AWARDS & PRIZES

SC2003 News
July Edition, July 24, 2003

Welcome
Greetings and welcome to the 2003 edition of the SC conference series official newsletter. If you are receiving this newsletter, it is because you attended a previous SC conference. The newsletter is intended to give you useful, up-to-date information about SC2003 through short articles with urls and email addresses. To unsubscribe, click on the link at the bottom of the email, or reply to this message with the word "unsubscribe" as the subject of the message. Newsletters also will be posted on the SC2003 website.

SC2003, under the theme “Igniting Innovation," will be held Nov. 15-21 in Phoenix, AZ.


SC2003 REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
The Web page for registering for SC2003 will go live on Friday, August 8. Registration information will be available on the website. To qualify for the advance registration discounts, your registration and payment must be received by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Oct. 10. Register early and save money.


JULY 31 SUBMISSION DEADLINE
FOR RESEARCH POSTERS

The SC2003 conference is seeking poster presentations reporting late-breaking experimental or theoretical results, innovative designs, and case studies related to high performance networking and computing. Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with conference attendees. The posters are prominently displayed throughout the conference, giving presenters a chance to showcase their latest results and innovations. One poster will be honored with a Best Poster Award. The deadline to submit posters is Thursday, July 31. To submit a poster, go to the SC2003 conference submissions page. For more information, see the web site.


LAST CALL FOR FERNBACH, CRAY AWARD NOMINATIONS; SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JULY 31
The nomination deadline for nominations for the Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award and the Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award is Thursday, July 31. These awards, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, will be presented during the awards ceremony at SC2003 in Phoenix this November. If you would like to nominate someone, please see the additional information below (and do not hesitate!):

The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award is given to individuals whose innovative contributions to high performance computing systems best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal model, certificate, and honorarium of $10,000. The nomination form and submission information can be found on the web site.

The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award was established in 1992 in memory of Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development and application of high performance computers for the solution of large computational problems. A certificate and $2,000 are awarded for outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. The nomination form and submission information can be found at the web site.

Note: The IEEE award nomination pages are being updated from last year. Submission deadlines are July 31, 2003.


HPC CHALLENGE ENTRIES DUE JULY 31
The SC2003 High Performance Computing Challenge Awards will honor participants for innovative uses of high performance computing resources. This competition will provide opportunities for contestants to showcase their applications and platforms. Awards will be given in two categories:

• Most Innovative Data-Intensive Application. The increasing ability to create, store and access larger and larger datasets underscores the importance of mining data to glean useful knowledge. This award will be presented to the entry that uses the most novel and/or inventive approaches in data mining, data visualizing, or a combination of these tasks.

• Most Geographically Distributed Application. As grids continue to make distance an obsolete concept, the ability to solve challenging computational problems is becoming crucial. This award will be presented to the team with the most geographically distributed application to solve a significantly complex problem.

Contestants will demonstrate their entries in front of an audience at the conference on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Awards will be presented at the Awards Session on Thursday, Nov. 20.

For more information and a submission form, visit the web site. Entries should include the names and contact information for all participants, an abstract describing the challenge, and any special requirements for high performance computing resources, data storage, networking, or presentation technology. Again, the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, July 31.


EXHIBITOR FORUM SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 8
Industry exhibitors will have the opportunity to highlight their R&D breakthroughs at SC2003's Exhibitor Forum. The forum showcases the latest technology advances from industry exhibitors in all high performance related disciplines. More than 60 percent of those who attended previous Exhibitor Forums found the experience to be valuable or very valuable. For submission information, see the web site.


EXHIBIT HALL FILLING FAST, BUT THERE'S STILL TIME FOR NEW EXHIBITORS
As of July 1, 160 industry and research exhibitors had been assigned booths at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center. Exhibitors range from the world's largest technology and computer companies to new startup firms to university and Department of Energy research labs, U.S. government agencies, and organizations in Europe and Asia. If you haven’t signed up for exhibit space yet, there is still time to get a booth at SC2003. For information on industry exhibits, including an application form, see the web site. For information on research exhibits, see the web site. The exhibits section of the website also includes the latest floor plan for SC2003.


UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

JULY 31, 2003
Final version of Technical Papers due to confirm acceptance
Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) sessions
Submission deadline for Posters
Submission deadline for Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award
Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
Submission deadline for Research Exhibits abstracts
On-line registration for SCinet network connections opens
Applications for HPC Challenge due

AUGUST 8, 2003
On-line registration opens
Submission deadline for High-performance Bandwidth Challenge full proposals
Submission deadline for Exhibitor Forum