SC2004 News - June Edition
Welcome to the June edition of
SC2004 News, the official
newsletter of the SC conference series. The newsletter is intended to
brief, useful, and up-to-date information about SC2004.
SC2004, Bridging Communities,
will be held November 6 - 12
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
*** Research Exhibits Selection
Process Started ***
exhibit booth selection has begun. Booth contacts
will receive an individual email to select a booth. Please include your
abstract when you make your booth selection.
*** Hotel Registration Opens July 12 ***
rate information on conference hotels will be
available on July 12. There is no shortage of good quality and good
in Pittsburgh, and several
within walking distance of the David
Look for details at www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/hotel.html,
where some hotel information is already posted.
*** Conference Registration
Opens July 22 ***
Mark the date. Thursday, July 22, 2004, is
the opening of SC2004 conference registration.
Remember to register early to take advantage of any discounts. Visit
they become available.
*** Annual High Performance
Bandwidth Challenge Seeks
Performance Bandwidth Challenge, an annual
competition for leading-edge network applications developed by teams of
researchers from around the world, provides a showcase for the
people who provide the networking capabilities crucial to
bandwidth challenge, running across SCinet, is designed to test the
network capabilities, and past events have showcased multi-gigabit per
demonstrations never before thought possible. The SC2004 challenge will
this envelope even farther. As always, the competition will take place
conference exhibit floor.
Teams can sign
up for the bandwidth challenge at the
submissions website www.sc-submissions.org. Submissions
Sept. 1, but letters of intent to participate are due July 18. For
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being Accepted For Seymour
Cray & Sidney Fernbach Awards ***
being sought for the Seymour Cray Computer
Engineering Award and the Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award. These
sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, will be presented during the awards
ceremony at SC2004 in Pittsburgh.
Cray Computer Engineering Award is given to
individuals whose innovative contributions to high performance
best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The
consists of a certificate, a crystal model, and a $10,000 honorarium.
nomination form and submission information is available on the IEEE
Fernbach Memorial Award was established in 1992
in memory of Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development
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
using innovative approaches. The nomination form and submission
information is also provided at www.computer.org/awards.
for submitting nominations for both the Cray
and Fernbach awards is July 31.
*** Gather Together at
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions ***
(BOF) sessions give conference attendees
a chance to gather informally to discuss topics of mutual interest. The
conference provides meeting room space and posts daily schedules for
which are open to all conference attendees. Those with ideas for BOFs
submit a title and short description (maximum 300 words) by July 26.
Submissions should be made via the submissions website at
*** MSI Program Deadline
for application submissions to the Minority
Serving Institutions program is Thursday, June 30. The program provides
to help the SC conference reach minority audiences and to encourage
collaboration among MSI faculty and staff and scientists and
major research institutions. To apply, go the submissions website at www.sc-submissions.org.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
June 24, 2004
Applications for Education Program due
June 28, 2004
Notification of conditional acceptance for Tutorials
Notification of conditional acceptance for Technical
Notification of conditional acceptance for all SC
June 30, 2004
Submissions deadline for MSI Program
July 12, 2004
Hotel registration opens
July 22, 2004
Conference registration opens
July 26, 2004
Final version of Technical Papers due to confirm
Submission deadline for Posters
Submission deadline for HPC Software Challenge
Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs)
On-line registration for SCinet network connection
July 31, 2004
Submission deadline for Seymour Cray Computer
Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial
Full proposals due for the StorCloud Challenge
September 1, 2004
Submission deadline for HPC Bandwidth Challenge
September 7, 2004
Notification of acceptance for Posters
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