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TBT: When High Performance Networking and the Beatles Share the Same Texas Stage

Ground-breaking technology and revolutionary musicians distinguish the same Dallas venue (Dallas, Texas) – The Beatles and High Performance Networking may seem like entirely unrelated topics. But they’re connected this week +5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. In 1964 the Beatles broke musical ground when they performed here, and now just 2,824 weeks later

Professor Sarita Adve Recognized with 2018 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award

Cited for Research Contributions and Leadership in Development of Memory Consistency Models for C++ and Java, Service to Computer Science Organizations, and Exceptional Mentoring LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., October 31, 2018 – The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Sarita Adve, the Richard T. Cheng Professor of Computer Science at

Must Read Message from Conference Chair Ralph A. McEldowney: HPC Inspires at SC18

Never before has HPC been more crucial to empowering science for the benefit of humanity. From hurricane and earthquake predictions to solving global hunger challenges – the importance of HPC has never been greater. Join us in Dallas, Texas for the 30th Anniversary of the SC Conference Series, Nov 11-16, 2018, and be inspired to

Invited Talk Preview: “Superscaling Performance through Energy-Efficient Supercomputing” by Vanderbilt’s Padma Raghavan

Speaker: Padma Raghavan Time: Thursday, November 15th from 11:15am – 12pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: In June 2008, Roadrunner sped past the 1 petaflop/s milestone, clocking in at 1.026 petaflops/s. Ten short years later in June 2018, Summit has now taken over the as the world’s fastest supercomputer spot by achieving 122.3 petaflops/s. What is

Invited Talk Profile: “What Is the Role of Architecture and Software Researchers in Making Quantum Computing Practical?” from Margaret Martonosi

Presenter: Margaret Martonosi from Princeton University Focus: Quantum Computing Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 3:30pm – 4:15pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: In the past 3-5 years, Quantum Computing (QC) has reached an interesting and important inflection point. For decades, quantum computing research was comprised of very abstract mathematical algorithms development “up high” that demonstrated some

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

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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