Welcome to the SC Blog. Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.

SC18 Exhibits Soar to New Records

The SC Exhibits are a constant hotbed of technological innovation and collaboration. It is consistently ranked as one of the top five reasons for attending the conference. Nowhere else on the planet can you find this diverse number of companies and research organizations actively pursuing HPC-related goals. This year in Dallas will be no exception. 

SC18: A Family-Friendly Conference

Inclusivity is an important priority at all SC conferences.  From welcoming new attendees to assisting new graduates get ahead in their careers, there is simply nothing more important than helping everyone feel welcome and a part of the HPC community. Our SC families are no exception to this rule.  Over the past few years, SC has partnered with KiddieCorp

Throwback Thursday with SC18 General Chair Ralph McEldowney

#ThrowbackThursday to when SC General Chair Ralph McEldowney led the team of volunteers who built SCinet for SC09 in Portland. SC leaders have their first experiences volunteering for the conference in a variety of areas. McEldowney, pictured here with SC08 and SC10 SCinet chairs Patrick Dorn and Jamie Van Randwyk, got his start volunteering for

Invited Talk Preview: “Delivering on the Exascale Computing Project Mission for the US Department of Energy” by Doug Kothe

Presenter: Doug Kothe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 10:30am – 11:15am Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: The vision of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), initiated in 2016 as a formal DOE project executing through 2022, is to accelerate innovation with exascale simulation and data science solutions that

Invited Talk Preview: “The Age of Data – Visualizing the Revolution” by Chris Johnson

Speaker: Chris Johnson, University of Utah Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30am – 11:15am Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: We live in the Age of Data. Approximately 90% of all data in the world has been created in the past two years at a rate of Exabytes per day. New data is growing exponentially in every way: structured, unstructured,

Invited Talk Preview: “Brain-Inspired Massively-Parallel Computing” by Stephen Furber

Speaker: Steve Furber, University of Manchester Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 11:15am – 12pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: Neuromorphic computing, that is, computing based upon brain-like principles – can be traced back to the pioneering work of Carver Mead in the 1980s. Academic research into neuromorphic systems has continued since then in various forms, including

Breaking News: Birds of a Feather Deadline Extended to August 7th

Those still interested in submitting to Birds of a Feather (BoF) are encouraged to take advantage of this extended deadline. SC18 BoF submissions specific details are outlined below. Overview: BoF sessions are interactive, community-building, and non-commercial. Before submitting, consider whether your proposed session fits this description. Consider also whether there is another group of people who are

Final Reminder on Upcoming Deadlines

As July fades into August, here is a quick list of some of the remining upcoming deadlines. Birds of a Feather August 7, 2018 – Submissions close August 31, 2018 – Notifications sent Doctoral Showcase August 7, 2018 – Submissions close September 7, 2018 – Notifications sent Early Career Program July 31, 2018 – Applications

Invited Talk Preview: “Applying Deep Learning” by Bryan Catanzaro

Presenter: Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA Time: Tuesday: November 13th, 4:15pm–5pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: I will discuss how we go about applying deep learning to our work at NVIDIA, solving problems in a variety of domains from graphics and vision to text and speech. I’ll discuss the properties of successful machine learning applications, the criteria

Final Reminder: Early Career Program Deadline is July 31st

The SC18 Early Career Program (ECP) provides a series of special sessions that support (pre-registered) early-career researchers, educators, and technical professionals. Those interested in applying for the ECP should be academic, industry, laboratory, post-doc positions, and be within the first five years of their careers. The ECP aims to help participants secure a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced while navigating a

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