October Edition 2, Oct. 30, 2003
Greetings and welcome to the 2003 edition of the SC
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SC2003, under the theme Igniting Innovation,"
will be held Nov. 15-21 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention
Center in Phoenix, AZ.
SOUTHWEST, AMERICA WEST AIRLINES OFFERING DISCOUNTS
TO SC2003 PARTICIPANTS
Both America West and Southwest airlines are offering
special discounts for SC2003 attendees. Here are the
On flights from November 6-27, America West Airlines
is offering a discount of up to 10 percent on airfare,
plus other travel discount options to and from the ACM/IEEE
SC 2003 conference. Use the Convention and Meeting Services
(CAMS) Code AP4074 to receive your discounts.
There are three options for making your discounted
Use your CAMS Code at americawest.com in the
eCertificate area of the home or Air Schedules and Reservations
pages for your airline reservations. Your discount will
be outlined in detail on the Purchase page. Enter AP4074T
if purchasing your tickets 60 days or more prior to
travel and AP4074 for ticket purchases less than 60
days prior to travel.
Call the America West Group & Specialty Travel
Department directly at 800-548-7575 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday through Friday (any time zone in continental
Contact your preferred travel agent and reference
your CAMS Code.
Southwest Airlines offers up to 10 percent off most
fares for air travel to and from SC2003, with the convenience
of Ticketless Travel. To qualify, call Southwest Airlines
Group and Meetings Reservations at (800) 433-5368 and
reference the assigned ID Code number A0221. Reservations
sales agents are available 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday,
or 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Central
GETTING AROUND PHOENIX: THE OPTIONS ARE MANY
Spending a week or more in an unfamiliar city poses
all kinds of challenges, from finding convenient restaurants
to locating parking and the nearest ATM. The Downtown
Phoenix Partnership, a non-profit group dedicated to
revitalizing downtown Phoenix, offers help to conventioneers
through the Copper Square Ambassadors (CSAs). CSAs are
on duty seven days a week, 365 days a year, and are
happy to offer directions, answer questions, or walk
you to your destination within the downtown area known
as Copper Square. Look for CSAs in their black and khaki
uniforms on foot and on bicycle throughout downtown
Phoenix. Or, call the Ambassadors for more information
Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH). DASH is a free
shuttle bus service that operates throughout downtown
Phoenix and the state capitol area. At lunchtime, buses
operate every six to 10 minutes. Look for the DASH bus
stop signs throughout Copper Square and the state capitol
Mobile Information Kiosk (MIK). The city of
Phoenix stations its Mobile Information Kiosk in areas
of high pedestrian traffic near major events, hotels
and conferences. The MIK provides information on events,
restaurant menus, and arts and cultural venues in Copper
Square. A member of the Copper Square Ambassadors is
located at the kiosk to answer questions, offer recommendations
and provide assistance to visitors. Look for the wooden
cart with giant wagon wheels and the black Copper Square
Conference shuttle buses. Conference hotels
are located in the downtown, midtown and airport areas
of Phoenix. Conference busing will be provided this
year to all conference hotels except for the Hyatt Regency,
Wyndham Phoenix and the Ramada Inn as they are within
walking distance of the convention center. For a list
of hotels that will have shuttle service, see the Hotel
Amenities Chart. Bus service is provided at
no cost to attendees and will run every 15-20 minutes
during the following times:
Saturday, Nov. 15: Noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16: 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17: 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18: 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19: 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20: 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21: 7:15 a.m. to 2: p.m.
Airport transportation. Phoenix Sky Harbor airport
is a short (10-15 minute) drive from downtown. The airport
offers a list of transportation services on its Web
Human-powered transportation. Several companies
offer pedicab service, in which passengers ride in an
open carriage pulled by a person riding a bicycle. It
is environmentally friendly, the drivers know the city
very well and are fun to talk to. Many of these drivers
work only from tips, so appreciation and generosity
is greatly encouraged. They are happy to provide transportation
from the hotels to various restaurants and sites as
well as to and from the convention center. Check out
this unique aspect of Phoenix!
Parking. A map of parking garages in the vicinity
of the convention center is posted on the SC2003
WANT A NIGHT OUT? CATCH A NIGHT OF HOOPS
The America West Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns, is
only one block from the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention
Center, and the Suns are making it easy for SC2003 participants
to attend a professional basketball game. The Suns have
reserved several special sections for SC attendees and
are offering the tickets at $15 (regular price $30)
and $43 (regular $70). All SC attendees at the Suns
games will receive a Suns Hoops 'N Groups T-shirt and
recognition on the jumbotron. Games scheduled for the
week of SC2003 are:
Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: vs. Detroit Pistons
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.: vs. Chicago Bulls
Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.: vs. Orlando Magic
To learn more and to buy tickets, go to the special
Suns Web page for SC2003
attendees. Questions? Call Jeremy at 602-379-7853.
SC2003 GOES GLOBAL WITH MORE THAN 60 PARTICIPATING
SC Global 2003, the largest Access Grid event
ever, will take place November 18-20 as part of the
SC2003 conference. SC Global will feature participants
from at least 60 sites around the world, in 12 different
countries and five sovereign tribal nations on five
different continents. Even more Access Grid (AG) locations
will participate as Observer Sites, watching the conference
over the AG and submitting their questions and comments
through a web-based application.
Among the exciting and innovative uses of collaborative
technologies to be presented at SC Global is the Tribal
Virtual Network (TVN). The TVN, a consortium of Native
American tribal museums and education centers, will
discuss their unique application of the Access Grid,
demonstrating how collaborative technologies are overcoming
the "Digital Divide" by providing greater
access to education and training.
SC Global 2003 will also feature a dynamic technical
program through a combination of panel discussions,
Birds of a Feather sessions and showcase events. Other
Virtual prototyping to increase productivity,
turnaround and customer satisfaction in engineering
Increasing representation and participation of
underserved groups in high-performance networking and
Exploring the human and social needs of advanced
Discussing the future of the AG with some of
the top thinkers in the grid community
SC Global is open to all attendees of SC2003, including
those with exhibits-only and exhibitor badges. Events
will take place in rooms 6-10, near Lobby One at the
Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center. Read the SC
Global Web pages for more info.
RECORD-BREAKING SC2003 EXHIBITS TO HIGHLIGHT HPC
AND NETWORKING INNOVATION
SC2003 attendees will have the opportunity to tour the
largest-ever array of exhibits by high-performance computing
industry and research organizations. The sold-out exhibit
hall will contain 130 industry and 89 research exhibitors
in an area equivalent to nearly four football fields.
This years exhibits eclipse last years highly
successful show and will occupy the largest amount of
square footage 221,000 square feet covered
in the SCxy conference series.
The exhibits will open during a gala reception from
7-9 p.m. Monday, November 17, and will be open from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18-19,
and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20.
"The exhibits at SC2003 will be spectacular,"
said SC2003 Exhibits Chair Dave Cooper of Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory. "We will have a record number
of exhibitors that feature state-of-the-art technologies
for computing environments from the desktop to the world's
Learn more at the SC2003 exhibits
ONE-DAY EXHIBITS ONLY PASSES AVAILABLE ONLINE
Registration Web page offers numerous options,
but you have to scroll down a ways to learn about buying
one-day passes to the exhibits hall. The one-day exhibits
passes cost $80 and can be purchased in advance for
any of the three days the exhibits are open Tuesday,
Nov. 18; Wednesday, Nov. 19; and Thursday, Nov. 20.
Passes can be purchased using the SC2003
on-line registration form.
CONFERENCE DATES NOVEMBER 15-21
SC2003 Education Program in session
SC2003 Tutorial Program in session
SC2003 Exhibits Gala Opening
SC2003 Exhibits open
SC Global events
SC2003 Technical Program presentations
SC2003 Student Day in session