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SC10 Newsletter—Issue 4

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:

* IMPORTANT ALERT: Hotel Reservations Site NOW OPEN
* Birds-of-a-Feather Submissions Due June 30
* IEEE CS Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards Accepting Nominations
* ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award Accepting Nominations
* Opportunities for Poster Sessions Participation
* ACM Student Research Competition Submissions Due July 15
* SCinet Research Sandbox Initiative Seeking Submissions
* Seeking Papers and Panels for SC10 Special Topic: Workforce Development
*
Storage Challenge Returns to SC10
* Opportunity for PhD Students: Doctoral Research Showcase
* SC10 Education Program Accepting Applications for Travel Support
* SC10 Mentors Wanted
* Student Job Fair Looking for Participating Organizations
* Google Calendar Available to Track Important Conference Deadlines

 


IMPORTANT ALERT: Hotel Reservations Site NOW OPEN

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, SC10 attendees are now able to reserve hotel rooms at SC10 conference hotels in
New Orleans. For complete information on the hotels, room rates and how to make reservations, visit the SC10
Hotels webpage. Because many of the conference hotels are near the convention center where SC10 will be held,
shuttle bus service will be limited to hotels in the French Quarter and downtown.

IMPORTANT NOTE: SC10 works exclusively with The Housing Connection (THC) to provide hotel reservations.
Any other housing organizations claiming to be affiliated with SC10 are NOT official partners - avoid problems by
using the authorized SC10 reservation site.

SC10 Hotels site: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=hotels.html
For more information: call toll free: 888-665-1371/ International: 801-505-5264, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
(Mountain Standard Time)
Questions: thc@housingregistration.com


Birds-of-a-Feather Submissions Due 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
SC Submission Site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=bofs.html
Questions: bofs@info.supercomputing.org


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



Opportunity for Poster Sessions Participation 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



ACM Student Research Competition Submissions Due July 15

SC10 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). This competitive event will feature posters from
undergraduate and graduate students showcasing original research. Submissions will be evaluated by the SC10
Posters Committee. Selected posters will be exhibited at the, SC10 Poster Session and will be on display throughout
the conference in the posters area. At the poster session, students' work will be evaluated by an expert panel of
judges; winners will be invited to present their work orally at a special SC10 conference session. Winners will
receive prizes and the top finishers will be invited to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals.

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



SCinet Research Sandbox Initiative Seeking Submissions

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


Seeking Papers and Panels for SC10 Special Topic: Workforce Development

SC10 Communities is seeking proposals for panels and paper submissions that address issues and solutions in
HPC workforce development, focusing on identifying and exploring specific skills and capabilities needed in the
HPC workforce; describing new and existing approaches to increase the skilled workforce; and discussing the trends
and forces shaping HPC workforce needs and new education and training approaches over the next 5 to 10 years.
Papers of 5 to 10 pages and panels of 3-5 speakers, addressing issues in high performance computing and
cyber-infrastructure workforce development, will be considered for these sessions, which will run concurrently with
the SC10 Technical Program, on November 16-18, 2010.

Submissions due: Thursday, July 15
SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=sccommunities.html
Questions: education@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.

Request to participate due: Monday, July 19
SC10 submissions site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=storagechallenge.html
Questions: storage-challenge@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


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.

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


Student Job Fair Looking for Participating Organizations

As a part of the Broader Engagement Program, the SC10 Student Job Fair will be held Wednesday evening,
November 17. More than 100 students participated in the SC09 Student Job fair in which more than 30 representatives
from government and industry, research labs, academic institutions, recruiting agencies and private industry met with
students to discuss research opportunities, temporary and permanent employment opportunities, co-ops and internships.
SC10 welcomes a broad spectrum of student attendees, including the SC Communities: SC Education Program, the
SC Broader Engagement Program, and SC Student Volunteers Program.

Participating organizations and institutions will have access to students in computer science, information systems,
scientific computing and high performance computing related fields. The registration fee for exhibitors is $50. Donors
to the SC Communities Programs are entitled to complimentary registration in the Job Fair. Organizations planning
to participate in the SC10 Student Job Fair are asked to confirm and supply the name of the organization’s
representative(s) by August 31.

Participating Organization Submissions due: Tuesday, August 31
For more information: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=jobfair.html
Questions: student-job-fair@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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