From Our Exascale Future to the Shape of Supercomputing Today, the SC10 Technical Program Covers The Gamut of High Performance Computing Topics

New Orleans, LA – October 15, 2010 - SC10 - the premier international conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis provides the leading forum for the exchange of information in the global HPC community through a vibrant exhibit floor, a set of strong community programs, and the highly respected technical program that anchors the conference each year.

SC10, the 23rd annual conference in this series, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 13–19, 2010. The conference anticipates more than 10,000 attendees from industry, academia and government. For more information on SC10, please visit

“The SC conference technical program sets the pace for supercomputing conferences everywhere,” explains SC10 Technical Program Chair Ricky Kendall. Rigorously reviewed tutorials, papers, panels, workshops and posters provide access to new research results from laboratories and institutions around the world.

“As an example,” Kendall continues, “this year's committee selected 51 technical papers from 253 submissions in six areas: applications, architecture/networks, clouds and grids, performance, storage, and systems software. With an acceptance rate of 20 percent, SC10 is one of the most competitive technical conferences in computing.”

The SC10 panels program has assembled a Who's Who of industry experts to offer diverse points of view on many of the ideas shaping the future of HPC. This year's conference features 10 panels designed to spur discussion on large and small topics. Whether you are interested in our exascale future, trends in heterogeneous computing, or the future of supercomputing centers large and small, you'll find a panel to get you talking -- and keep you thinking. Explore this year's panels on the web at

The SC Conference series has always been an incredibly rich source for education, and this year SC10 offers a unique opportunity for seasoned practitioners to sharpen their skills -- or for newbies to cut their teeth -- through the tutorials program. “The SC10 Technical Program Committee has selected 33 half-day and full-day tutorials covering a spectrum of foundation skills, hot topics, and emerging technologies in HPC,” says Tutorials Co-chair Brent Gorda. “From Performance Analysis 101 to hands-on with CUDA, X10, and cluster building, you'll find the training you need to take the next step in your career.”

Tutorials run on Sunday and Monday before the rest of the technical program starts on Tuesday, so be sure to plan to come to New Orleans early to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Pick out your courses now on the web at

Much of the SC experience is about connecting with communities, colleagues, new ideas, and friends. SC10 brings this experience into the Technical Program again this year with its Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions. A staple of SC conferences for years, SC10 is proud to host 64 exciting, informal, interactive sessions devoted to special topics, including:

- HPC in a Cloud Environment
- HPC in Weather and Climate Modeling
- Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing Centers
- Training and Education for High Performance Computing

BOFs meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12:15 p.m., and on Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. BOFs are open to all conference attendees, including exhibitors and exhibits-only badge holders. Find the BOF that's perfect for you on the web at .

About SC10

SC10, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC10, please visit:

Kathryn Kelley