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

SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

Town Hall: Should We Create a Year-Round Group to Sponsor HPC Activities?

SESSION: Town Hall: Should We Create a Year-Round Group to Sponsor HPC Activities?

EVENT TYPE: Special and Invited Events

TIME: 12:15PM - 1:15PM

ROOM:Auditorium

ABSTRACT:
Organizers: Cherri Pancake (Moderator, Oregon State University), Dona Crawford (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Bill Gropp (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jeff Hollingsworth (University of Maryland), Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Ron Perrott (Queen's University, Belfast), Wilf Pinfold (Intel Corporation) The HPC community doesn't have a formal Interest Group. Would we be able to participate in more activities if we had a year-round structure/organization rather than relying just on conferences like SC, PACT, IPDPS, EuroPar, ICPP, ParCo, etc.? Other communities are organized under the auspices of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, or SIAM. It gives them a mechanism for activities such as:

  • formally sponsoring/co-sponsoring workshops and meetings
  • developing online sites for community calendars, training materials, archives of workshop materials, dissertation clearinghouses, etc.
  • nominating HPC people for awards or creating new awards
  • sponsoring travel support, fellowships, etc. for students
This town hall session will discuss whether it would be to our advantage to organize - for some of these purposes or for other types of activities. Join us with your ideas and opinions!

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