SC10 Newsletter—Issue 2
NOTE: Important Technical Paper and ACM Gordon Bell Prize Abstract Deadlines TODAY. To submit, visit:
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:
http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=newsletters.html. Instructions for subscribing or unsubscribing are at the bottom
of this newsletter.
Headlines from this issue:
* Technical Paper Abstracts due TODAY, April 2, Full Papers due April 12
* ACM Gordon Bell Prize Abstracts due TODAY, April 2, Papers due April 12
* Call for SC10 Tutorials -- Proposals Now due April 12
* Panel Proposals due April 26
* Applications for Student Cluster Competition due April 16
* Submissions due May 1 for HPC PhD Fellowship Program
* SCinet Call for Circuits
* Input Needed from International Attendees
* Exhibit Space is still Available
* New Google Calendar Available to Track Important Conference Deadlines
* Follow SC10 on Social Media
Technical Paper Abstracts due TODAY, April 2, Full Papers due April 12
Note: Abstracts are required to submit a paper.
The deadline for submitting Technical Papers has been extended to Monday, April 12, but abstracts are still due
TODAY Friday, April 2. 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. 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.
Note: Abstracts are required to submit
Abstracts due: Friday, April 2
Full Papers due: Monday, April 12
SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=papers.html
ACM Gordon Bell Prize Abstracts due TODAY, April 2, Papers due April 12
The deadline for the ACM Gordon Bell Prize papers has been extended to Monday, April 12, but abstracts are still
due TODAY, Friday, April 2. The ACM 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: Friday, April 2
Papers due: Monday, April 12
Submission Site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Call for SC10 Tutorials -- Proposals Now due April 12
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.
Panel Proposals Due: Monday, April 12
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=tutorials.html/
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
For more information: http://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Applications for Student Cluster Competition due April 16
Applications to participate in the Student Cluster Competition are due Friday, April 16. This competition is the HPC
community's annual endurance event showcasing supercomputing's young talent. Over the last four years' the
competition has drawn teams from around the world, including Canada, Germany and Taiwan. In this real-time,
non-stop 46-hour challenge, teams of six undergraduate or high school students design and assemble a small
cluster on the SC exhibit floor and race to complete the greatest number of applications runs. The added catch is
that teams will be required to run workloads on the same power needed to run only three coffee makers.
Team preparation, prior to the competition, includes working with supervisors and vendor partners to design and
build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components, that does not exceed the 26 amp power limit,
and to learn the predetermined HPC applications. The competition will run from November 13-19. The Student
Cluster Competition is part of SC Communities, which brings together programs designed to support emerging
leaders and groups that have traditionally been under-represented in computing.
Student Cluster Competition applications due: Friday, April 16
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/files/SC10SubmissionsSCC.html
Applications for the competition are available at: http://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Additional information and registration also is available at: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=studentcluster.html
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 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
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=GeorgeMichaelMemorial.html
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.
WAN circuit requirements due: Friday, May 28
For more information visit: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=scinet.html
Input Needed from International Attendees
SC Ambassadors is requesting feedback from returning non-U.S. attendees to try to improve the overall SC
experience for foreign nationals. Any suggestions, positive or negative experiences, and overall impressions
either before or during previous conferences will help the SC Ambassadors better meet the needs and continue to
improve the overall SC10 conference experience for foreign attendees.
Example feedback includes: any major difficulties experienced in attending previous SC conferences; the best
method/venue to increase the number of attendees from your country - both academic and industrial; any on-site
facilities useful for foreign attendees.
There will be a special International Attendees Center within the SC10 Communities booth where international
attendees can meet, learn more about the conference and get help for any questions or problems. SC Ambassadors
is part of SC Communities, which brings together programs designed to support emerging leaders and groups
that have traditionally been under-represented in computing.
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=ambassador.html
Exhibit Space is still Available
Interested companies, as well as research and educations institutions, still have an opportunity to exhibit at SC10
in New Orleans. SC attracts about 10,000 scientists, researchers, department managers, lab directors and decision
makers from all corners of the global HPC and networking industry, making the conference a great opportunity for
showing off your latest achievements. More than 250 exhibitors have already reserved booth space, which is running
approximately 4,000 square feet ahead of last year's event.
"The continued increase in organizations committing to exhibiting is a result of the high-powered buyers that attend
and the consistent advancements in the products found in this segment of the computing industry," said Eric Sills,
SC10 Exhibits Chair.
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=exhibits.html
*Based on previous conference attendee numbers
New Google Calendar Available to Track Important Conference Deadlines
SC10 has created a Google calendar with all of the important upcoming program submission deadlines. You can
view the public SC10 deadlines calendar, using this link .
Or subscribe to the SC10 deadline calendar using your favorite calendar program, using this link .
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