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.

How SC18 Can Inspire a Young Attendee’s Career

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

Throwback Thursday: Using Quantum Computing and Pre-exascale Technology, Archaeologists Uncover 26-Year-Old Viking Helmet among Supercomputing Archives

The year was 1992.  The annual SC conference was being held in Minneapolis.  I was directing Market Relations and Communications for Intel’s Supercomputer Systems Division. Due to some unanticipated product delays, we were not going to have what we had hoped would be a spotlight system for the Intel booth, so I was given a

SC18 Names Mike Warren & John Salmon Test of Time Award Winners for Their Paper “A Parallel Hashed Oct-Tree N-Body Algorithm”

The SC Test of Time Award (ToTA) Committee announced the selection of “A Parallel Hashed Oct-Tree N-Body Algorithm” by John Salmon and Mike Warren as the SC18 ToTA winner. “The award-winning paper describes a technique for solving N-body problems, which arise in a large number of fields from astrophysics to chemistry at both large and small scales,”

Award-Winning ‘Women in IT Networking at SC’ Program Selects Five Participants for SC18

Five women IT professionals have been selected to participate in the “Women in IT Networking at SC” (WINS) inclusivity program at SC18. They will join more than 180 peers from leading high performance networking organizations around the globe to help build and operate SCinet, the SC conference’s dedicated high-capacity network. SCinet and WINS provide an

SCinet will Replace Multimode with Singlemode Fiber at SC18

Change in SC18 infrastructure will benefit exhibitors in November. SCinet has supported two types of fiber optic cable to facilitate exhibit floor connections for many years, but that’s about to change. In order to consolidate inventory and reduce complexity, SCinet will only offer connections using singlemode fiber starting this November in Dallas. “Exhibitors and attendees

SC18’s Jack Dongarra Unveils Impressive Speaker Line-up for 12 Invited Talks

Invited Talks are a premier component of the SC Conference Program and complement nicely the presentations of the regular Technical Papers Program Speakers including global, bleeding-edge leaders across multiple industries. Invited Talks typically describe innovative technical contributions and their application to address the critical challenges of the day. From Jack Dongarra – the Invited Talks

Call for Interest in SC Leadership Roles – Get Involved or Nominate Someone

The SC Steering Committee is seeking future leaders for the SC Conference Series. Conference General Chair Nominations for the SC21 General Chair are now open and will close on June 30, 2018. To nominate a person (or yourself) for the position, send an email providing the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how the candidate

Breaking News: Compelling Technical Paper Content Shaping up for SC18

SC18 Technical Papers Results Content is king at SC18, the premier international conference of high-performance computing professionals and educators, and this year’s technical program is no exception. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcomes of our improved technical paper review process,” said Torsten Hoefler, SC18 Technical Papers Chair and associate professor of computer science

Innovate the Network for Data-Intensive Science at SC18

Call for 5th annual INDIS workshop papers are now open! The SCinet experimental networks team invites original papers for the 5th annual Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science (INDIS) workshop. INDIS is an academic forum for researchers and engineers to share information systems infrastructure developments that are essential to the scientific discovery process. The 2018

2018 ACM SIGHPC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

SIGHPC’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given each year for the best doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing (HPC). This award is open to students studying anywhere in the world who have completed a PhD dissertation with HPC as a central research theme. Nominations open:    June 1, 2018 Nominations close:    August 1, 2018 Winners announced:

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