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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:

30 Years – and the Journey Continues: Perspectives from the SC Perennials

SC Perennials Background Someone once described the SC conferences to me as the keystone of HPC community relationships and networking. Each year since 1988, SC has been bringing together scientists, researchers, academics, government funding agents and policy makers, students, and vendors for one exciting week noted for an incredible technical program and world-class exhibition hall.

HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards Turns 15

A hallmark of sustainability is this: If you are not serving a need effectively and efficiently you do not last. The HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice awards program has stood the test of time. Each year, our readers from the global HPC community recognize the outstanding organizations, technologies and use cases across science and industry.

ACM Elects Cherri M. Pancake as New President Effective July 1st

ACM has elected Cherri M. Pancake as President for a two-year term beginning July 1st. Pancake is Professor Emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University and Director of the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (NACSE). Her vision as President is to proactively

Final Reminder: Student Volunteer Application Deadline is June 15

SC student volunteers play a key role in supporting conference attendees and the conference overall. Undergraduates and graduate students volunteers help with the administration of the conference and have the opportunity to participate in the student-oriented activities – including professional development workshops and technical talks by famous researchers and industry leaders – explore the exhibits,

SC18 for Startups: New Exhibit Option for Small, Emerging Companies

New this year, the SC18 Startup Pavilion is a unique opportunity for small, emerging companies to introduce their new products, tools, and services to the growing high performance computing community. “Starting a new business is no easy feat and this is our effort to help smaller companies get exposure to our diverse and dynamic audience,”

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