SC97 Announces Keynoter Paul Saffo and Technical Panels

November 14, 1997

  Paul Saffo, Director of the Institute for the Future, will give the
keynote address, "Is Digital Dead?" at SC97 on Tuesday November 18, 1997 at
the San Jose Civic Auditorium. Saffo was recently named by the World
Economic Forum as one of the Forum's 100 1997 "Global Leaders for

  Saffo's work at the Institute for the Future focuses on the long-term
social and commercial impacts of new information technologies. He also
writes on emerging technology issues and their long-term implications. His
work has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Harvard
Business Review, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Fortune,
and he has completed a book of his essays, "Dreams in Silicon Valley."

  San Jose's Mayor Susan Hammer, a supporter of bringing high technology
into K-12 classrooms, will welcome SC97 attendees to the conference at the
keynote address. In 1993 Hammer created the San Jose Education Network
(SJEN), a cooperative effort between City Hall, local schools, and private
business. SJEN employs technology to improve teaching and learning skills
in San Jose high schools. In part because of Hammer's efforts, San Jose has
more classrooms online than any city in the world.

  The SC97 technical panels bring recognized leaders together to discuss
current issues in high performance networking and computing. As in past
years, the Friday morning panels stand alone, with no conflicting sessions,
allowing attendees to end their SC97 experience with presentations and
discussions focused on timely issues. The Friday panels are:

Bob Borchers, National Science Foundation; Sid Karin, National Partnership
for Advanced Computational Infrastructure; Peter Kollman, University of
California, San Francisco; Larry Smarr, National Computational Science
Alliance; Bob Sugar, University of California, Santa Barbara

I/O and Interconnects
Bill Boas, Abba Technologies; Greg Chesson, Silicon Graphics; Dave Follett,
Giganet; Randy Rettberg, Sun Microsystems; Justin Rattner, Intel; Chuck
Seitz, Myricom

ASCI Strategic Alliances
Alex Larzelere, Department of Energy; Michael T. Heath, University of
Illinois; Daniel Meiron, California Institute of Technology; David
Pershing, University of Utah; William Reynolds, Stanford University; Robert
Rosner, University of Chicago

The Role of High Performance Computing and Informatics in Pharmaceutical
Research and Development
Frederick H. Hausheer, BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Babu
Venkataraghavan, American Cyanamid Company; Eugene Fluder, Merck & Co.

Other technical panels are:

___Tuesday, November 18

Digital Libraries
Sally Howe, National Coordination Office for Computing, Information, and
Communications; Alexa McCray, National Library of Medicine; Terence Smith,
University of California at Santa Barbara; Howard Wactlar, Carnegie Mellon

High Performance I/O
Paul Messina, Jim Pool, Center for Advanced Computing Research; David
Greenberg, Sandia National Laboratories; Reagan Moore, NPACI, UCSD; Marc
Snir, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center; Tom Ruwart, University of

Building Computational Grids
Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory; Carl Kesselman, USC Information
Sciences Institute; Larry Smarr, NCSA; Songnian Zhou, Platform Computing

___Wednesday, November 19

Confidence in Simulation
Vic Reis, Department of Energy; Tom Adams, Los Alamos National Laboratory;
Richard Hodur, Naval Research Laboratory; Greg Shubin, The Boeing Company;
Sam Thurman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Breakthroughs and Challenges ahead in Computer Architecture
David Culler, University of California, Berkeley; James H. Gray, Microsoft;
Greg Papadopoulos, Sun Microsystems Computer Company; Burton Smith, Tera
Computer; John L. Hennessy, Stanford University

The Future of Software Development Environments for Parallel/Distributed
Barton Miller, University of Wisconsin; Dennis Gannon, Indiana University;
Ken Kennedy, Rice University; Doug Pase, IBM Power Parallel Division; Dan
Reed, University of Illinois

___Thursday, November 20

Networking Initiatives: Internet 2 and Next Generation Internet
Larry Landweber, University of Wisconsin; David J. Farber, University of
Pennsylvania; George Strawn, National Science Foundation; Jim Gray,
Microsoft; Steve Wolff, Cisco Systems

Paul Woodward, University of Minnesota; Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University;
Chris Johnson, University of Utah; Tom DeFanti, University of Illinois at
Chicago; Philip Heerman, Sandia National Laboratories

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