SC is the International Conference for
 High Performnance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

• Overview• SC Communities• SC Ambassadors• Student Volunteers• Education Program• Broader Engagement• SC10 Student Job Fair• HPC PhD Fellowship Program• Mentoring Program• International Attendees• Student Cluster Competition• Contribute to the SC10 Video


SC Communities

SC Communities brings together programs designed to support emerging leaders and groups that have traditionally been under-represented in computing. We provide opportunities for students, faculty, early-career professionals, and international attendees to participate in the SC Conference through our Ambassadors, Broader Engagement, Education Program, Student Cluster Competition, and Student Volunteers activities. Limited travel support is available for some of these programs; we encourage you to apply.

SC Ambassadors

SC10 has established a group known as the SC Ambassadors to enhance the experience of international attendees. Before the conference, the Ambassadors provide web-based assistance on how to obtain visas, make housing arrangements, and plan travel within the New Orleans metro area. At the conference, a special International Attendees Center will offer assistance specifically for international attendees.

Student Volunteer Program

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply as volunteers to help with the administration of the conference. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest high performance computing and networking technologies and meet leading researchers from around the world while contributing to the success of SC10. Students will receive complimentary conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers) and most meals. Applications for Student Volunteers are available at
Read more about the SC10 Student Volunteer Program (

Education Program

The Education Program works with undergraduate faculty, administrators and college students to integrate computational science and high performance computing and communications technologies into the preparation of future scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and teachers. The program consists of intensive training sessions and presentations during the conference in New Orleans and summer workshops preceding the conference. Visit the Education Program Web site (

Broader Engagement Program

The SC10 Broader Engagement Program will provide participation grants and a number of opportunities and activities at SC10 to help broaden the engagement of individuals from around the globe, in groups and disciplines that traditionally have been underrepresented in high performance computing or at the SC Conference series. Read more about the SC10 Broader Engagement Program (

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.

SC 10 Mentor/ Protégé Program

Many 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. To help them make the most of their experiences, the Mentor/Protégé Program matches new participants (protégés) with mentors who are willing to share their experiences. Matches are made on the basis of similar technical backgrounds and interests.
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International Attendees

We extend a special welcome to SC10 attendees from outside the USA. The SC conference series has always had a large number of international attendees, both in the technical program and the exhibit hall. As a result a special effort is being made to provide assistance and facilities to enhance the SC10 experience of international participants. A group, known as the SC Ambassadors, has been set up to implement and develop this initiative. Read more.

Student Cluster Competition

The Student Cluster Competition (SCC) showcases the computational impact of clusters and open source software in the hands of motivated and sleep-deprived students under both a time and power constraint. Uh, no pressure…

During SC10, teams consisting of six students, undergraduate and/or high school, will showcase the amazing power of clusters and the ability to utilize open source software to solve interesting and important problems. They will compete in real-time on the exhibit floor to run a workload of real-world applications on clusters of their own design while never exceeding the dictated power limit. Read more.

The 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.

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