SC06 April Newsletter
Greetings and welcome to the April edition of the SC06 official newsletter. Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM, SC06 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.
If you are receiving this newsletter, it is because you attended a previous SC conference. The newsletter is intended to give you useful, up-to-date information about SC06 through short articles with web links and email addresses. To unsubscribe, follow the directions at the bottom of this email, or reply to this message with the word "unsubscribe" as the subject of the message. Newsletters also will be posted on the SC06 website. If you have colleagues who would like to subscribe to this monthly newsletter, send them to: http://lists.sc-submissions.org/sc06newsletter
Here are highlights from the SC06 March Edition:
- Technical Program Submissions Deadline Extended to April 24
- SC06 Bandwidth Challenge: End-to-End Achievement
- Applications Open for Student Volunteers Program
- HPC Storage Challenge Focuses on Storage Subsystems
- HPC Analytics Challenge Announces Second Competition Year
- Tutorials Program Submissions Solicited
SC06 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, sponsored by ACM and IEEE.
For more information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org
SC06, under the theme "Powerful Beyond Imagination," will be held November 11-17, 2006, in Tampa, FL.
Technical Program Submissions Deadline Extended to April 24
If you are working on an interesting HPC research project or have an idea for a compelling tutorial, you now have an extra week to submit your proposal. The following is information on offering your ideas for papers, workshops, tutorials, and other technical programs:
Tech Program Submission Website: http://www.sc-submissions.org/
First Submissions Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2006
Sample submission forms and instructions available at: http://www.sc-submissions.org/
SC conference has become the place to present your HPC, networking, storage and analysis work - don't miss out on the opportunity to contribute!
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/
SC06 Bandwidth Challenge: End-to-End Achievement
The Bandwidth Challenge has been an exciting and engrossing activity at SC conferences for the past six years; the accomplishments of the Bandwidth Challenge participants, in utilizing ever more bandwidth for increasingly remarkable applications, have been outstanding.
This year the Bandwidth Challenge will focus on a different important facet of networking: End-to-End achievement. Can you fully utilize one 10 Gig path, end-to-end, disk-to-disk, from SC06 in Tampa back to your home institution, using the actual production network back home? Can you realize, demonstrate and publish all the configuration, troubleshooting, tuning and policies -- not only to show off at SC06, but to leave a legacy at your home institution? This is a decidedly different slant from the previous Bandwidth Challenge competition, but one that is well worth embracing and will prove both challenging and inspiring!
We will issue a Bandwidth Challenge call for participation shortly with more details.
The intention is that SC06 will be connected with the major US research networks, specifically: Abilene, ESnet, NLR PacketNet, NRL FrameNet, HOPI and perhaps a few others. And the US research networks will provide transit for the international networks with which they peer. SCinet and the Bandwidth Challenge will work to orchestrate sharing of network bandwidth for use in booths and for participation in the Bandwidth Challenge.
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/conference/hpc_bandwidth
Applications Open for Student Volunteers Program
Do you or your colleagues know students who would benefit from attending SC06? The Student Volunteers program is a great way for students to participate behind the scenes! Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are needed to assist with the administration of the conference. In exchange, they will receive free conference registration, housing for out-of-town volunteers and most meals.
Student volunteers have the opportunity to see and discuss the latest high-performance networking and computing technology and meet leading researchers from around the world while contributing to the success of this annual event.
Detailed information about the Student Volunteers program, including a link to the application form, is available on the website.
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/about/volunteers.php
HPC Storage Challenge Focuses on Storage Subsystems
The SC'06 HPC Storage Challenge is a new method of highlighting how the use of storage subsystems can be optimized to increase the overall performance of HPC systems and applications. Due to space constraints at SC06, the StorCloud competition will not be continued this year. Instead, the SC06 HPC Storage Challenge will request that all work used to demonstrate HPC Storage be completed in advance of the conference. This competition will be based on effective and innovative storage subsystem and bandwidth. Awards are planned for both large and small system implementations.
Teams interested in participating in the SC06 Storage Challenge should submit Notice of Intent by May 22, 2006, at the SC06 Conference submissions website --
http://www.sc-submissions.org. A project proposal is due by July 31. Finalists will be invited to present reports and award recipients will be selected during the conference.
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/conference/hpc_storage_challenge
HPC Analytics Challenge Announces Second Competition Year
The HPC Analytics Challenge is an award competition honoring select technical and commercial applications that use leading-edge, advanced analytics techniques to solve complex, real-world problems. The growing need to leverage large amounts of underutilized data has led to the use of sophisticated methods for analysis and high-end visualization in conjunction with high performance computing, bandwidth and networking capabilities.
Notice of Intent is due at the SC06 submissions website (http://www.sc-submissions.org) by April 24, 2006.
More Information: http://sc05.supercomputing.org/initiatives/hpc-analytics_overview.php
Tutorials Program Submissions Solicited
Continuing in the tradition of previous SC conferences, the SC06 Tutorials program will be a major reason many people attend the conference. Proposals for tutorials are being solicited for introductory to advanced level, full-day (6 hours) or half-day (3 hours) sessions and may include hands-on exercises. A distinguished panel of experts will competitively choose tutorials.
Topics include and are not limited to:
The deadline for tutorials is Monday, April 24, with website submissions accepted at http://www.sc-submissions.org/.
- Programming and construction of parallel, distributed, cluster and grid systems
- High performance and parallel I/O, storage and networking
- Computer security
- Program development, performance analysis and optimization tools and techniques
- New technologies and architectures
- Collaborative technologies and tools
- Algorithms and numerical methods
- Application-specific topics.
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/tutorials
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