SC10 Newsletter—Issue 1

SC10 will feature the latest scientific and technical innovations from around the world. Bringing together
scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and managers, SC10 will be the
forum for demonstrating how these developments are driving new ideas, new discoveries and new industries.
SC10 will feature three special focus areas this year: Climate Simulation, Heterogeneous Computing, and
Data Intensive Computing.

This newsletter offers attendees, exhibitors, media and other interested parties useful, up-to-date information about
SC10. As SC10 newsletters are distributed, they will be added to the archive via: Instructions for subscribing or unsubscribing are at the bottom
of this newsletter.

Headlines from this issue:

* Technical Paper Abstracts due April 2, Full Papers April 5
* Call for SC10 Tutorials Proposals
* Technical Panel Proposals due April 26
* Submissions Due May 1 for HPC PhD Fellowship Program
* Student Cluster Challenge Team Submissions due April 16
* SCinet Call for Circuits
* SCinet Research Sandbox Initiative Announced
* Exhibitors: Plan Now to Participate in the SC10 Student Job Fair
* ACM Gordon Bell Prize Abstracts Due April 2

Technical Paper Abstracts due April 2, Full Papers April 5

Note: Abstracts are required to submit a paper.
The SC10 Technical Papers program is the premier forum for disseminating innovative and important advances in
high performance computing in the areas of architecture/networking, performance analysis, system software,
applications, grids/clouds and storage from academic, government and corporate institutions around the world.

Submissions that relate high-performance computing to the three SC10 Technology Thrusts - Climate Simulation,
Heterogeneous Computing and Data Intensive Computing - are particularly encouraged. A two-part submission
process is being used again this year, with abstracts due Friday, April 2, and full papers due Monday, April 5. The
Papers Committee will select submissions via a rigorous, anonymous peer-review process, with technical soundness
and timeliness as the predominant acceptance criteria. Awards will be given for Best Paper and Best Student Paper.

Abstracts due: Friday, April 2
Full Papers due: Monday, April 5
SC10 submissions site:
For more information:

Call for SC10 Tutorials -- Proposals Due April 5

The SC10 Tutorials program is currently accepting proposals for full-day (six hours) or half-day (three hours)
introductory, intermediate and advanced tutorials. A distinguished panel of experts will review all tutorial proposals
and select the tutorials to be presented at SC10. Submissions should consider inclusion of "hands-on" exercises and
guided-learning demos.

The goal of the tutorials program is to provide a wide range of technically enriching courses to SC10 conference
attendees. As such, proposals are being solicited for tutorials, ranging from introductory to advanced, in topic areas
related to high performance computing, networking, storage, and analytics.

Proposals Deadline: Monday, April 5
For more information:

Technical Panel Proposals due April 26

Submissions are now being accepted for SC10 panel sessions covering exciting topics that are relevant, timely and
thought-provoking. Panel proposals offering diverse points of view, balanced discussion, and opportunities for
audience participation are being sought in particular. As in previous years, these sessions are expected to engender
lively and even passionate debate. Submissions centered around this year's SC technology thrust areas, i.e.,
Climate Simulation, Heterogeneous Computing, and Data Intensive Computing, are especially encouraged.

Panel Proposals Due: Monday, April 26
SC10 submissions site:

Submissions Due May 1 for HPC PhD Fellowship Program

Submissions are now open for the SC10 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Program. The Association of
Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society and SC Conference series have established the High
Performance Computing (HPC) Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Every year, up to three fellowship recipients will each
receive a stipend of at least $5,000 (U.S.) for one academic year, plus travel support to attend the SC conference.
Submissions are due by Friday, May 1 , and must be submitted using the SC10 submissions site.

The fellowship seeks to help address the important issue of training the next generation of HPC scientists and engineers.

Abstracts Due: Friday, May 1, 2010
For more information:


Student Cluster Challenge Team Submissions due April 16

The Student Cluster Competition (SCC) showcases next-generation high-performance computing talent harnessing
the incredible power of current-generation cluster hardware. In this real-time challenge, teams of six undergraduate
and/or high school students assemble a small cluster of their own design on the SC exhibit floor and race to correctly
complete the greatest number of application runs.

Applications due: Friday, April 16
For more information and to apply:

SCinet Call for Circuits

In order for the SCinet Wide Area Network (WAN) Team to plan the metro resources required to support conference
participants, SCinet is requesting exhibitors and network entities to identify their WAN circuit requirements into the
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center no later than Friday, May 28, 2010. WAN circuits are needed for any exhibitor
that requires point-to-point connectivity to a remote location to support a large scale booth demonstration.

The SCinet WAN Team is working with Internet2, National LambdaRail (NLR), ESnet and LONI (Louisiana Optical
Network Initiative) to implement the required circuits for SC10. All WAN circuits into the Convention Center will be
served from the LONI/LSU pop at 433 Bolivar Street in New Orleans. Negotiations are underway with three different
fiber providers to provide strands between the Bolivar Street PoP and the Convention Center. The following WAN
services are currently planned to be available: NLR's PacketNet and FrameNet, Internet2's IP Network and
dynamic circuit ION Service, ESnet's IP Network and Science Data Network. As always, commodity Internet will
also be provided.

Please contact the SCinet WAN Team with your intent to use SC10's network and the details of your specific
requirements, including: Circuit type and bandwidth, Carrier or provider, Circuit origination points, Circuit termination
point on the SC10 show floor, if known.

Contact the WAN Team at:
WAN circuit requirements due: Friday, May 28

SCinet Research Sandbox Initiative Announced

The SCinet Research Sandbox Initiative is a new feature of SCinet, created to allow researchers, computer scientists
and network engineers to experiment using the state-of-the-art SCinet as their laboratory. Whether the interest is
network performance, network monitoring and control, security, or power or thermal measurement, SCinet will allow
approved projects privileged access to the knobs, switches and dials that make SCinet the most powerful network
of its type on the planet. Whatever network calipers are used, SCinet can be the vehicle for public demonstration
of research before an extremely knowledgeable audience of peers, international visitors, funding agencies and
vendors. If you are interested in playing in the SCinet Sandbox, please send e-mail with a brief statement about
your research to

Exhibitors: Plan Now to Participate in the SC10 Student Job Fair

Broader Engagement (BE) will host the SC10 Student Job Fair for students participating in the SC10 conference.
A face-to-face social networking event will enable students interested in a summer job, graduate school assistantship,
or permanent employment to meet with potential employers from any organization that is a contracted SC10 Exhibitor.
Exhibiting companies can host a table at the job fair, which includes access to the electronic copy of the participating
student resume book that will be compiled. Watch for details concerning date and time of the SC10 Student Job Fair
in future newsletters.

Broader Engagement:

ACM Gordon Bell Prize Abstracts Due April 2

The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in HPC. Now administered by
the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), financial support of the $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell,
a pioneer in high performance and parallel computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time
of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying HPC to applications in science.
Gordon Bell prizes have been awarded every year since 1987. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance as
well as special achievements in scalability, time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems and
low price/performance. Finalists will present their results in a technical session during the conference.

Abstracts due: April 2, 2010
Papers due: April 5, 2010
Submission Site:


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