Panel Focus – SC: The Conference

Moderator: Beverly Clayton – SC96 General Chair

Panelists: Joanne Martin, 1990 Chair; Roscoe Giles, 2002 Chair; Becky Verastegui, 2007 Chair; Bill Gropp, 2013 Chair, Bernd Mohr, 2017 Chair; and Michela Taufer, 2019 Chair

Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 10:30am – 12pm

Location: C147/148/154

Started as the Supercomputing Conference in 1988, The Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC) will be examined by a panel of Past Conference Chairs with audience interaction. The Chairs will discuss SC’s impact and role in advancing HPC, how the field has evolved in 30 years, and projected future impacts. Topics include:

—What impact has SC had on industry? Science? Society? What is the future of SC? What should it be?

—Has SC broadened participation in the field by students, underrepresented groups, and international collaborations? How can it do more?

—Has SC played a part or demonstrated how the community addressed challenges such as network growth and use, interoperability, high productivity software, benchmarking, and power consumption?

—What has been SC’s impact on the relationships among industry, academia, and government?

—How can we ensure that the conference remains relevant?



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