SC10 Newsletter—Issue 8

SC10 is now just two months away! As we head into the final countdown to the conference please use this newsletter

as a resource for final preparations, deadlines and news regarding the conference.

As always you can find the newsletter archives online: Instructions

for subscribing or unsubscribing are at the bottom of this newsletter.


* Get Ready for Another Great SC Tech Program!

* Register by October 15 for Early Registration Rates, New Registration Categories for SC Communities Programs
* SC10 Wants to Show Your Work to the World
* SCinet CRS Now Accepting Connection Requests
* HPCwire's Readers Choice Awards - Vote Now!
* SC10 posts new multimedia content on Web and YouTube
* Mentor/Protégé Program and Networking Mixer
* SC10 Communities-Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt
FYI: Regional Oil Spill Recovery Volunteer Opportunities

* Reminder: Register for Housing

* Google Calendar Available to Track Important Conference Deadlines

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Get Ready for Another Great SC Tech Program!

Drawing on expertise from the international HPC community, SC10 will build on over two decades of success offering a
broad spectrum of technical presentations and discussions including rigorously peer-reviewed papers, panels, tutorials,
workshops and posters showcasing the latest findings from laboratories and research institutions around the world during
the annual SC Technical Program.

This year, the technical program encourages participants to focus on one of three thrust areas to be featured prominently at
the conference: climate simulation, heterogeneous computing and data-intensive computing. Climate simulation spotlights
the tremendous importance of research in global climate change, including HPC-based climate simulation techniques that
help scientists understand climate change and other environmental processes.

Heterogeneous computing covers the technological and research advances in software that are required for accelerator-based
computing, which is now occurring on large-scale machines and could propel supercomputing to the Exascale level, where
machines are capable of running a million trillion calculations per second. This global trend underlines the importance of
data-intensive computing, SC10's third main thrust, which highlights research into innovative solutions for managing data
across distributed high-performance computing systems, especially hardware and software requirements for effective data transfer.

The SC10 Technical Papers Committee received 253 submissions, conducted 1,009 reviews, and participated in several
days of committee meetings to accept 51 papers that will be presented at this year's Technical Program.

The committee also selected 14 workshops that will be featured this year, many of which highlight aspects of the SC10
technological thrust areas. These workshops will take place in full, half and multi-day sessions, depending on the topic.
And, the 2010 tech program will feature 33 tutorials that showcase current and developing practices in the community,
covering a range of topics from basic parallel concepts and understanding the performance of HPC applications to advanced
techniques for using GPUs.

SC10's technical program schedule is available on the conference Web site via a new, interactive calendar format at:

For more registration information:




Register by October 15 for Early Registration Rates; New Registration Categories for

SC Communities Programs

Four weeks left to receive early registration rates for SC10! Register early to save up to $250 off of the technical program registration

(depending on the registrationcategory). In addition, conference attendees are welcome to attend Broader Engagement and

Education Program sessions and presentations, including attendees with Exhibit Only badges. SC10 is this year introducing

new registration categories for those who would also like to participate in associated meals, catered events and receive program

logo merchandise. These registration categories are for attendees who'd like to fully participate in the Broader Engagement or

Education Program independent of the travel grants available through these programs. 

Deadline for early registration: Friday, October 15
For more registration information: 
SC10 registration: 
Interactive Calendar:

SC10 Wants to Show Your Work to the World, Deadline October 15, 2010

Over the years, SC provided members of the HPC community the chance to showcase samples of their work in the video

loops that ran before each of the keynote and plenary sessions. The resulting videos have been resounding successes,

and we are happy to announce that this event will return at New Orleans!

We are taking submissions NOW!

Images can relate to any area of HPC, and will be an opportunity to show the quality and range of work that is ongoing

within the community. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 15, 2010.

For more information:
For questions or to request a participation form, get in touch at:

SCinet Connection Request System (CRS) Now Accepting Connection Requests,

Late Fees Apply beginning September 30

The SCinet CRS is the principle method that exhibitors may use to identify, request, and manage their network connection

needs with SCinet. The CRS is the online management system that SCinet uses to accumulate requests for standard

network connections (such as 10- or 1- Gigabit Ethernet), Infiniband connections, connections to be delivered as dark fiber

either to another exhibitor booth or to a SCinet location, and Internet connections for Whisper Suites.

The SC10 Exhibits Management Company provides SCinet with a list of contacts for exhibitor organizations. 
These initial contacts have been sent an email with a subject line of "Invitation to request SCinet connections". That email

contains login and password information for the CRS. If you do not know the contact for your exhibitor/organization, please

contact the SCinet Helpdesk by sending email to


Connection requests may now be submitted at any time. For 2010, the price structure has been revised to reflect service

delivery strategies that have reduced our costs. The savings are being passed on to you. Please note that a late fee must

be charged for new connection requests after September 30th and that the CRS will close for new connections on October 22nd.

Accepting requests to participate: Monday, August 30 - Friday, October 22 (Late fees apply after Thursday, September 30) 

To place your circuit request, visit:

For more information:

HPCwire's Readers Choice Awards - Vote Now!

Every year, HPCwire solicits feedback from its readers on who is making the biggest impact in High Performance Computing.

These prestigious awards are then revealed on the show floor at SC, and are handed out to those companies and individuals

who have been honored by the HPCwire readers.  Everyone in HPC has a stake in these awards. This is your chance to have

your voice heard.  Vote to show your recognition and appreciation for those who are making the biggest impact in HPC

during 2010.

To vote:

New Multimedia Content Now Posted Online, YouTube

As we head into the final weeks before the conference, check out the new SC10 multimedia page where new video content

will be updated weekly to highlight various aspects of the conference and technical program including interviews with

various leaders on the SC10 planning committee. Videos can also be found on the new SC10 Youtube Channel.

SC10 Multimedia page:
SC10 YouTube Channel:


Mentor/ Protégé Program and Networking Mixer Monday, November 15

Most people participating in the Broader Engagement, Student Volunteers and Student Cluster Challenge programs are

experiencing SC for the first time. This is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming experience. A Mentor/ Protégé Program

was developed to help them make the most of their experience. This program matches each new SC participant (protégé)

with a returning SC participant (mentor) who is willing to share their experiences. Matches are made on the basis of similar

technical backgrounds and interests.

A Networking Mixer will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.on Monday, November 15th where the mentors and protégé's

will have a chance to meet and greet one another. The location will be announced next month. At this mixer, the mixer will

include presentations on how to convey effective mentoring. This is an exciting opportunity for returning participants to

display their expertise in supercomputing. Returning participants with years of technical experience willing to share with a

student at SC10, please feel to contact the Broader Engagement Program..

For more information:


SC10 Communities-Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt

The SC10 Communities-Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt invites participants of SC10 Communities to explore and interact with

exhibitors on the Exhibitor floor via the SC Communities-Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to

promote their product/services portfolio, showcase their prized technologies and services, and highlight any unique or

distinct features of their research/prototype present in their booth. Last year the program was a great success and organizers

are excited to bring it back. Exhibitors interested in increasing traffic to their booth need to contact the Scavenger Hunt organizer.

To register as an exhibitor or sponsor treasures for the winners, contact:

FYI: Regional Oil Spill Recovery Volunteer Opportunities

Although tourism and business are bustling, the entire Gulf Coast region still is recovering from the April 20 Deepwater

Horizon oil spill explosion. Several local nonprofit groups and community organizations are coordinating and leading

volunteer efforts for people who want to donate their time to assist with recovery efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering

for oil spill recovery efforts during their stay in New Orleans is welcome to contact any of the organizations listed below

(provided courtesy of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau).

Greater New Orleans Foundation:

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund (donations for fishermen, etc.):

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Volunteer Program

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Friends of the Fisherman

Volunteer opportunities can range from simply making donations to active participation in debris removal or other efforts

in the coastal regions of Louisiana.

REMINDER: Register for Housing

Don't forget to register for lodging!! 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: 

For more information: call toll free: 888-665-1371/ International: 801-505-5264, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (MDT)


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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