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SC18 HPC Impact Showcase Unveils Schedule and Session Details

The HPC Impact Showcase highlights real-world HPC applications at companies, both large and small, who are currently employing HPC to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace. Rather than presenting a technical deep dive, talks are focused on how companies are adopting and embracing HPC. The speakers are all HPC users from industry

Celebrate & Participate! The SC Conference Series Celebrates 30 Years

SC18 Marks the 30th Anniversary of the SC Conference Series The infrastructure of high performance computing and the HPC community have grown exponentially since the first SC conference, SC88 in Orlando, Florida. This anniversary offers all of us the opportunity to review and celebrate our collective accomplishments, not only in HPC, but also in society

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 3.92 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

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