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SC10 Newsletter—Issue 3

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:

* IEEE Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards Accepting Nominations
* ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award Accepting Nominations
* SCinet Call for Circuits due Friday, May 28
* SCinet Research Sandbox Initiative Announced
* Submit Birds-of-a-Feather Submissions by June 30
* Poster Sessions Due July 15
* Storage Challenge Returns to SC10
* SC10 Education Program Accepting Applications for Travel Support
*
SC10 Mentors Wanted
* Opportunity for PhD Students Announced: Doctoral Research Showcase
* New Google Calendar Available to Track Important Conference Deadlines

 


IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards Accepting
Nominations


Nominations for the Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards are due Thursday, July 1. The Seymour Cray
Computer Science and Engineering Award recognizes innovative contributions to HPC systems that best exemplify
the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. The SC10 recipient will be awarded a crystal memento, an illuminated certificate,
and a $10,000 honorarium.

The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award honors innovative uses of HPC in problem solving. Sponsored by the IEEE
Computer Society, these prestigious honors are presented during special sessions held during the conference.
The recipient will receive a certificate and $2,000 for outstanding contributions in the application of high performance
computers using innovative approaches.

Nominations due: Thursday, July 1
Seymour Cray Award Submission Site: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/seymourcray
Sidney Fernbach Award Submission Site: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/sidney
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=awards.html
Questions: awards@info.supercomputing.org


ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award Accepting Nominations


Nominations for the CS Ken Kennedy Award are due Thursday, July 1. The Ken Kennedy Award recognizes
substantial contributions to programmability and productivity in computing and substantial community service or
mentoring contributions. The award honors the remarkable research, service and mentoring contributions of the
late Ken Kennedy. It includes a $5,000 honorarium. This award will be presented during a special session held
during the conference.

Nominations due:Thursday, July 1

Seymour Cray Award Submission Site: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/kennedy
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=awards.html
Questions: awards@info.supercomputing.org



SCinet Call for Circuits due Friday, May 28


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. 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
Send circuit requirements to: WAN-team@scinet.supercomputing.org
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=scinet.html
Questions: WAN-team@scinet.supercomputing.org


 

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 an e-mail with a brief statement about your research
to the Sandbox Initiative team.

Send request and brief statement about the research to: sandbox@scinet.supercomputing.org


Submit Birds-of-a-Feather Submissions by June 30

The Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) program is accepting submissions for session topics in high performance computing
as well as the SC10 thrust areas: climate simulation, heterogeneous computing, and data intensive computing.
BOFs are intended to provide a forum where domain and HPC subject matter experts can informally discuss matters
of mutual interest. Please keep in mind that BOFs are intended to be technical interchanges, not commercial
presentations. Sessions where a particular system, environment, architecture, or tools are presented will be
considered, but should be of interest to a broad cross-section of SC10 attendees.

Submissions due: Wednesday, June 30
SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=bofs.html
Questions: bofs@info.supercomputing.org



Poster Sessions Due July 15

The SC10 Technical Poster Session will exhibit the latest emerging research and developments in high performance
computing. Please note that this year's poster submission will require a draft of the proposed poster for the review
process. Submissions are invited in the areas of high performance algorithms, applications, architecture/networks
and software. SC10's poster session will also highlight SC10's thrust areas including climate, heterogeneous
computing and sharing large-scale data. The SC10 Technical Posters Committee will review submissions and issue
an award for the best poster at the session.

Submissions due: Thursday, July 15
Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=posters.html
Questions: posters@info.supercomputing.org



Storage Challenge Returns to SC10

The Storage Challenge is a competition showcasing applications and environments that effectively use the storage
subsystem in high performance computing, which is often the limiting system component. Submissions can be based
upon tried and true production systems as well as research or proof-of-concept projects not yet in production.

Participants will describe their implementations and present measurements of performance, scalability and storage
subsystem utilization. Judging will be based on these measurements as well as innovation and effectiveness;
maximum size and peak performance are not the sole criteria. Finalists will be chosen on the basis of submissions
that are in the form of proposals; they will present their completed results in a technical session during the conference
from which the winner(s) will be selected.

SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=storagechallenge.html
Questions: storage-challenge@info.supercomputing.org


SC10 Education Program Accepting Applications for Travel Support

Educators and students interested in learning how to utilize supercomputing and computational science in their
classrooms are encouraged to apply for travel support to attend SC10. The SC10 Education Program event will
occur November 13-16. Participants are encouraged to stay through the entire conference, which ends on November 19.

Participants will be engaged in hands-on activities to encourage them to apply computational science, grid computing
and high performance computing resources in education. The program is open to undergraduate faculty,
undergraduate and graduate students, and high school teachers. Instructors working with students with learning
and physical challenges are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for the SC10 Education Program event is July 31.

The Education Program is a part of SC Communities, which brings together programs designed to support emerging
leaders and groups that have traditionally been under-represented in computing.

Submissions due: Saturday, July 31
SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=edprog.html
Questions: education@info.supercomputing.org


SC10 Mentors Wanted

The SC10 Mentor/Protégé Program offers professionals the opportunity to share their professional experience with
up and coming students both at the SC10 Conference and beyond. The program is hosted by Broader Engagement
and designed to connect college students and professionals from various computing fields as they get first-hand
supercomputing experience through attending seminars and technical presentations. Any professional interested
in mentoring a student must contact the Mentor/Protégé Program via email.

The Mentor/Protégé Program is part of SC Communities, which brings together programs designed to support
emerging leaders and groups that have traditionally been under-represented in computing.

Request to participate due:Sunday, August 1
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=mentor.html
Questions: mentoring@info.supercomputing.org


Opportunity for PhD Students Announced: Doctoral Research Showcase

The Doctoral Research Showcase invites PhD students in high performance computing, networking, storage, analytics,
and visualization, who anticipate graduating within a year to submit a short summary of their research. Those selected
will have an opportunity to present a 15-minute summary of their research to experts from academia, industry and
research laboratories. Students are asked to submit a single page summary of their doctoral research along with
a publications list and three slides on their key findings and results for consideration by the reviewers.

Submissions due: Monday, July 26
SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=doctsc.html
Questions: doc-showcase@info.supercomputing.org



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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