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.

Computing4Change Student Profiles (#1 of 3)

As we get closer to SC18, SIGHPC wanted to learn a little bit more about the students who will be participating in the Computing4Change competition. For the next few weeks, we will be sharing short bios of the students, so that we can all catch a glimpse of the incredible talent and diversity that this

Columbia University’s Dr. David E. Shaw Selected to Receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award

Dr. David E. Shaw, chief scientist of D. E. Shaw Research and a senior research fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University, has been named recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. Dr. Shaw is being recognized “for the design of special-purpose supercomputers for biomolecular

SC18 SCinet Update: Network Build Begins at Dallas Convention Center

SCinet Rolls Out Fall is in the air, which also means the time has arrived for the annual installation of the world’s fastest temporary network. A team of volunteers are gathering in Dallas this week to build SCinet, the SC Conference’s dedicated high-capacity network. It is indeed inspiring work that represents 365 days of planning.

University of California Distinguished Professor Linda Petzold Recognized with 2018 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award

University of California, Santa Barbara Distinguished Professor Linda Petzold, has been selected to receive the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award. Petzold was cited for “pioneering contributions to numerical methods and software for differential-algebraic systems and for discrete stochastic simulation.” Established in 1992 in memory of high performance computing pioneer Sidney Fernbach, the Sidney

SCinet Then and Now – 28 Years and Counting

SCinet: A History Since 1991 SCinet – the SC Conference’s dedicated high-capacity network – has played an integral role in the SC legacy. In its first year, SCinet provided 245 megabits per second wide-area capacity in support of SC91 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Flash forward to today: SCinet will deliver an anticipated 4.12 terabits per

Panel Focus: Swiss Army Programming – Performance and Portability from Modern Tools

Moderator: Jason D. Sewall, Intel Corporation Panelists: Barbara Chapman, Stony Brook University; Olivier Giroux, Nvidia Corporation; Gihan Mudalige, University of Warwick; Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware; Christian Trott, Sandia National Laboratories; Andrew Richards, Codeplay Software Ltd Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 1:30pm – 3pm Location: C147/148/154 Abstract: Hardware is evolving in complexity and diversity, enabling us

INDIS SC18 Workshop Keynotes Announced – Google’s Josh Bailey & Argonne’s Kate Keahey

The Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science (INDIS) has just announced its two compelling keynotes for its SC18 workshop – Josh Bailey from Google and Kate Keahey from Argonne National Laboratory on Sunday, Nov. 11th. Bailey will give a keynote on FAUCET – an open source, production SDN controller – supporting multiple network vendors – and is deployed

The Next Generation of Supercomputing Leaders: IEEE-CS TCHPC Announces 2018 Early Career Researchers Awards for Excellence in HPC

IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) selects Lin Gan of Tsinghua University and the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Min Si of Argonne National Laboratory, and Edgar Solomonik of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as 2018 winners of the IEEE-CS Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing.

Panel Focus: Quantum Communication Networks and Technologies

Moderator: Leonie Mueck, Public Library of Science Panelists: Joseph Lykken, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Maria Spiropulu, California Institute of Technology; Christoph Simon, University of Calgary; Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia, PsiQuantum Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30am – 12pm Location: C147/148/154 Abstract: Quantum Information Science (QIS) and technology has the potential to revolutionize computation and communication and to help solve fundamental

33 Tutorial Sessions Unveiled – Early Registration Ends October 14th

One of the largest tutorial programs at any computing-related conference in the world, these high-quality sessions are one of the highlights of the SC Conference. You get to learn directly from leading experts in the most popular areas of high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Sunday, November 11th High Performance Computing (HPC) Data Center Planning and

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