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SC18 History Makers – Marking SC’s 30th Anniversary

SC18 HISTORY MAKERS The following are partner organizations responding to “How did your organization make supercomputing history?” survey as compiled by the 30th Anniversary team.  Check back to the blog for additional installments. Name of Individual or Organization: IBM Name: Celeste Bishop Type of organization: Academic; Vendor/Industry Number of years exhibited at SC? 10 Description

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,

Supercomputing History: The Cloud Before the Cloud – Metacomputing and Heterogeneous Supercomputing

The term “metacomputing” was coined around 1987 by NCSA Director, Larry Smarr. But the genesis of metacomputing at NCSA took place years earlier, when the center was founded in 1986. Smarr’s goal was to provide the research community with a “Seamless Web” linking the user interface on the workstation and supercomputers. By 1988, NCSA’s vision

From Famine to Feast in Supercomputing – Over Three Decades of Inspiration and Progress in Access to Supercomputing

Speaking to in 1981 to Larry Smarr, an American astrophysicist, “How come your country, which makes the supercomputer … why is that American academics have to come over here? How did you win the war?” questioned Karl Heinz Winkler, a fellow astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Munich, West Germany. “America is number

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.

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