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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.

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

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,

Panel Focus – HPC in Cloud or Cloud in HPC: Myths, Misconceptions and Misinformation

Moderator: Sadaf R. Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre Panelists: Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois; Eli Dart Energy Sciences Network;, Dirk Pleiter, Juelich Supercomputing Centre; David Hancock, Indiana University; Stephen Poole, Los Alamos National Laboratory Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30am – 12pm Abstract: Scientific workflows today, especially those involving large-scale data sources, require an ecosystem of HPC and

Please Join Our Efforts in SC Mentoring!!

The SC Mentor–Protégé Program supports the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting students with experienced mentors. For SC18, the Students@SC and Early Career programs are joining forces to unify their mentoring activities. By jointly designing and hosting an exciting series of activities, we anticipate this merger will create an even stronger mentoring community.

Explore How to Deploy the Unruly Power of Machine, Platform, and Crowd in the SC18 Keynote Address by MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson

Your organizational playbook is being rewritten by radically shifting environments. The only question: Will you be the disruptor or the disrupted? The SC18 Keynote promises help. Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT will join us to explore the seismic changes being brought about in societies, economies, and organizations by three primary elements of the machine age: Machines

Breaking News: SC18 Papers Program is Live and Awards Finalists are Posted

The final decisions have been made on technical papers for SC18, and the entire program is now online. This year, the committee adopted a new review process, in which some papers were selected for major and minor revisions. The new process combines the timeliness of traditional SC conference submissions with the rigor of journal review. Further

Invited Talk Preview: “China’s Effort on Exascale Computing: Current Status and Perspectives” by Beihang University’s Depei Qian

Speaker: Depei Qian Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 11:15am – 12pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: Description: After a brief introduction to the key project on HPC under the national key R&D program, this talk focuses on the progress made by the key project, including the exascale prototype system development, the HPC applications and enabling platforms

Invited Talk Profile: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” by LBNL’s Mary Ann Piette

Pesenter: Mary Ann Piette from Lawrence Berkley National Lab (LBNL) Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 4:15pm-5pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” will cover current research to evaluate how to reduce energy use in cities and report on progress of exascale computing funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Several national laboratories

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