Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.


Student Cluster Competition Success Story: Meiru Hao

Meiru Hao Shines Like a ‘Supernova’ During the SC18 Student Cluster Competition As a member of Team Supernova, Meiru Hao, a fourth-year student from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, helped her team shine—even when they were faced with failing servers during the SC18 Student Cluster Competition. Despite the drama, the team came in second

Complementary Conferences: SC19 and SIGGRAPH 2019

A discussion facilitated by Michela Taufer, PhD, General Chair, SC19   On the surface, two highly-popular computing industry conferences – SC and SIGGRAPH – would appear to have little in common. The former draws stakeholders throughout the technical computing community who are involved in high-performance computing (HPC), all driven by an urgent need to provide

Student Volunteer Success Story: Rocío Carratalá-Sáez

Meet Rocío: A First-Time Student Volunteer Rocío Carratalá-Sáez is a third-year student pursuing a PhD in computer science, majoring in HPC and H-Matrices algorithms, at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. As a colleague had raised her interest in the SC conference, Rocío applied to become a student volunteer and was accepted, making SC18 her first SC.

Faces of the Summit: Putting the System to the Test

Originally published on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory blog, the Faces of Summit series shares stories of the people behind America’s top supercomputer for open science, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Summit. The IBM AC922 machine launched in June 2018. Verónica Vergara Larrea began her engagement with SC as a student volunteer at SC10.

SC19 March Need to Know: Paper Submissions Open, Apply to WINS; Start Planning Your Awards Nominations; Workshop Submissions Review in Progress; Volunteers Explore Colorado Convention Center

Spring is almost here, and SC19 is blooming with submission and nomination opportunities, upcoming deadlines, and dedicated volunteer activity.   Papers, Papers, Papers! We know how eagerly everyone awaits the Papers submission window each year. You’ll be happy to know that window opened on March 1, which gives you just about a month before the

The SC Technical Program: A Powerful Research Engine & Rich Collection of Opportunities

SC prides itself as one of the most competitive and valued technical conferences in the field of high-performance computing. It is often listed at the very top of various national conference ranking systems, showcasing the impact that publishing at SC has on the visibility and careers of researchers around the world. Research published at SC

Awards Spotlight: Why HPC Is Now

Enrico Rinaldi, a physicist and special postdoctoral fellow with the Riken BNL Research Center, was part of a team nominated for the 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for developing an algorithm and code that can more precisely determine the lifetime of a neutron. Their work directly focused on quantum chromodynamics, or QCD, a fundamental particle

Reproducibility and SC: Embracing the Challenge

  New for SC19 This year, the conference is taking its Reproducibility Initiative to a whole new level. First, the obvious: an Artifact Description (AD) Appendix becomes a requirement for all technical papers (remaining optional for posters and workshop papers). The HPC community is embracing the challenge to publish reproducible works, and we are confident

SC19 February Need to Know: Big Tech Program Submissions Open, Keep Up with Tech Program Enhancements, Become a Student Volunteer, Apply for the Student Cluster Competition

Welcome once more to those of you who read the January blog update and warm greetings to our new readers. As the path to SC19 unfolds, we hope more attendees will turn to this monthly summary for information about important dates and behind-the-scenes snapshots. If you’re new and want to catch up on past blog

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