Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
March 03, 2011
SEATTLE, March 1 -- The technical program for SC11, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, is now accepting online submissions at https://submissions.supercomputing.org/. SC11 will take place Nov. 12 – 18, 2011, and is expected to bring as many as 11,000 attendees from academia, industry and government to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
This year's conference, the 24th in the SC series, will offer peered-reviewed papers covering a broad spectrum of technical research fields as well as panel discussions with leading researchers and industry leaders, posters showcasing research results from around the world, tutorials, workshops and a doctoral showcase. New to the technical program this year is State of the Practice, a venue for discussing best practices involving provisioning, using, and improving the critical systems and services in high performance computing, networking and storage. All technical papers, tutorials, workshops, state of the practice reports and posters undergo a rigorous, anonymous peer review by hundreds of internationally recognized experts resulting in a paper acceptance rate of 20 to 25 percent.
"SC11 will continue the tradition of providing an outstanding, thought provoking technical program featuring the work of international leaders in their fields," said Scott Lathrop, SC11 general chair and education director for the Blue Waters Project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. "This is the conference that attracts the best minds in industry, academia and government and our attendees know they will gain insights into the future of high performance computing technologies and how they will affect everything from scientific discovery to product development to education."
This year's conference will feature the interdisciplinary thrust of data intensive science. Participants will be addressing this topic through a variety of conference activities including the technical program, exhibits, and the communities program.
"Data is a huge challenge in science today. Today, the rapid advancements in data collection and generation are challenging traditional methods of storing, managing and analyzing the information," said John Johnson, conference thrust chair and associate division director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "Our community is being called upon to rise to the data challenge and develop methods for dealing with the exponential growth of data and the strategies for analyzing and storing huge datasets."
In addition to the conference-wide thrust, the SC11 Technical Program will focus on sustained performance, or how to achieve real, measurable productivity using leading-edge computing, networking storage and analysis technologies.
"Our community is rapidly moving toward petascale systems, and the SC Technical Program provides the opportunity to identify the unique choices and challenges we will face as we strive for sustained performance on these systems," said Bill Kramer, technical program co-chair and project director of the Blue Waters project at NCSA. "The choices we make now will set the HPC agenda for the next decade."
For the first time in conference history, the technical program will feature a full day of events on Friday, November 18, which expands the program to a full six days. Friday events will include tutorials and workshops in addition to the regular offering of panel sessions. The expansion is designed to increase the amount of technical information available to attendees while maintaining the conference's high standards and competitive acceptance criteria.
SC11 also will feature the inaugural Visualization Showcase, which will highlight the art and science involved in creating scientific visualizations that rely on high performance computing.
"The visualization showcase will be set up much like a museum or art exhibit, giving conference participants the opportunity to browse and enjoy scientific visualizations that are at once beautiful and able to communicate important research results," said Jim Costa, technical program co-chair and a senior manager at Sandia National Laboratory. "It also gives the many visualization experts in our community the change to become more active participants in the technical program."
Submissions for most areas of the SC11 technical program are now being accepted. Visualization Showcase submissions will be accepted beginning in mid March. Abstracts for technical papers and ACM Gordon Bell Prize nominations are due April 1. Full final papers and ACM Gordon Bell Prize nominations are due April 8, as are submissions for panels, tutorials and workshops.
Submissions for the Student Cluster Competition, which showcases student teams competing to build a small computing cluster, are due by April 15 and State of the Practice reports are due May 20. All submissions should be made online at https://submissions.supercomputing.org/.
For a complete list of SC11 program deadlines, see http://sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=dates.html.
Questions about the technical program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information on SC11, see the SC11 website: http://sc11.supercomputing.org/.
SC11, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning.
The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center's Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi--but more specifically, the optimization...
Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.
Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company....
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 15, 2013 |
Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 09, 2013 |
The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system...
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
In this demonstration of SGI DMF ZeroWatt disk solution, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, discusses a function of SGI DMF software to reduce costs and power consumption in an exascale (Big Data) storage datacenter.
The Cray CS300-AC cluster supercomputer offers energy efficient, air-cooled design based on modular, industry-standard platforms featuring the latest processor and network technologies and a wide range of datacenter cooling requirements.