More Information Released on SC16 Panels

September 2, 2016

Sept. 2 — The table is set for another round of amazing SC Panels at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Our panels are historically one of the highlights of our event, and for good reason,” said Michaela Taufer, SC16 Panels Chair from the University of Delaware. “Our panelists are some of the most respected leaders in their fields, coming together around complex and critical, big-picture topics.”

According to Taufer, Panels don’t just showcase panelists’ expertise; they enable participants to engage with these key thinkers and producers as more than listeners. Panelists engage in lively, rapid-fire exchanges, often utilizing real-time audience polling, video feeds, and social media augmentations that help make panels not only insight-rich, but great fun.

Taufer said the SC16 Panels committee she chairs along with Sandy Landsberg, SC16 Panels Vice Chair from the US Department of Defense, works hard to choose topics that give participants an expanded vision and greater perspective on the big questions. “Panels are a big driver of that enriching and unique SC16 experience and we work hard to make them standout experiences,” she said.

This year’s panel topics include:

  • The Future of Power Distribution Systems
  • Memory Systems Performance: Exascaling Then, Now & Next
  • Reproducible Research: Issues & Approaches for New Applications
  • Best Practices in HPC System Monitoring & Maintenance
  • The Node OS Picture: Focusing the Fuzzy from Many Vantage Points
  • Fresh Strategies in Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Workforce Development
  • Programming Models: In Pursuit of World Peace (the Open-Standards kind)
  • Vision & Status: National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)
  • High Performance File Systems: Programming for High-Expectation Users
  • Open Stack Forum: Methods Tools & Modes
  • Exploring Next-Generation Computing Architectures as a Hardware/Software Team
  • Beyond Moore’s:  Supercomputing directions through 2036

Panels Committee members include David Abramson, University of Queensland; David H. Baily, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory; George Biros, University of Texas; Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, University of California-Irvine; Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee; Anne C. Elster, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories; Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich; Seetharami Seelam, IBM; and Katherine Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Reminder: The SC16 early registration deadline is Sunday, October 16th. By registering early, you can save up to $275 off Technical Program registration (depending on registration category).  Also, registering by Sunday, October 16th can save you up to $350 off Tutorial registration. Be smart: register early for both and save up to $675!

Conference attendees, click here to register.


Source: SC16

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