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July 16, 2014

RMACC Symposium to Focus on Growth in HPC

BOULDER, Colo., July 16 — Both the continuing growth and future of high-performance computing will be the focus for the keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) 4th annual High-Performance Computing Symposium, Aug. 12-13 at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder).

The event, open to the public, will be held at the Wolf Law Building on CU-Boulder’s main campus.

Irene M. Qualters, Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), will give the keynote address at the Symposium’s opening session, titled “Highly Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure for Grand Challenge Communities.”

Rajeeb Hazra, Vice President of the Intel Data Center Group and General Manager for Intel’s Technical Computing Group, will open Session II with his address, “It’s Here…The Transformation of HPC.”

The symposium, recognized as one of the top regional events on high performance computing, brings together faculty, researchers, industry leaders and students from throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. In addition to the keynotes and other presentations from industry and educational leaders, the symposium features a wide array of panel discussions and exciting tutorial sessions.

The symposium also features sessions designed specifically for students, who will have the opportunity to learn about careers in the field of high-performance computing, and about interview, presentation and resumé skills. Special beginner level tutorials are included for students who wish to learn how to use a variety of advanced computing skills in their research.

The registration fee is $150, which includes all sessions, materials and meals, but thanks to a wide array of corporate and industry sponsors, students will be able to register for just $30.

Top-level (Platinum) sponsors include Mellanox Technologies, Intel, Globus, Micron, Nvidia, HP and Dot Hill. Gold sponsors are Cray, IBM and Cisco, and Silver is Rogue Wave.

The RMACC – which includes academic and research institutions in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana and Utah — also will be sponsoring a student poster competition with winners receiving a paid trip this fall to New Orleans to attend SuperComputing 2014.

To learn more about the symposium or to register, visit the symposium website at

Source: RMACC

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