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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

SC18 Posters Deadline is Here!!!

Posters!!! Submit Now!! Posters offer an excellent opportunity for you to hear brief presentations and have informal conversations with researchers in diverse areas of HPC innovation. A Best Poster and a Best Student Poster award will be presented based on quality of research work and quality of poster presentation. ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) The

ACM’s SIGHPC Announces 2018 Fellowship Winners

ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), in collaboration with Intel, has announced the seven recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2018. The fellowship is funded by Intel and is presented each year at the annual SC conference. The fellowship was established as a five-year program to increase the

Invited Talk Preview: “Intelligence at the Edge: How the Internet of Things and HPC Connect in the Computing Continuum” by Pete Beckham

Presenter: Pete Beckman, Argonne National Laboratory Time: Thursday, November 15th, 10:30am-11:15am Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: The number of network-connected devices (sensors, actuators, instruments, computers, and data stores) now substantially exceeds the number of humans on this planet. Billions of things that sense, think, and act are connected to a planet-spanning network of cloud and

Invited Talk Preview: “The Human Side Data Science” by Cecilia Aragon

Presenter: Cecilia Aragon, University of Washington in Seattle Time: Thursday, November 15th, 9:15am – 10am Location: Exhibit Hall B Extraordinary advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming the fundamental nature of discovery across domains. Much of the research in the field of data science has focused on automated methods of analyzing

Computing4Change: Bringing Students to HPC to Change the World

ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) recently announced the 16 undergraduates chosen to compete in the inaugural Computing4Change competition. Co-located with the SC18 conference in Dallas, TX, Computing4Change introduces students to the potential of computing to create positive change in our society. Students learn to work as part of a team, applying

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