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SC19 July Need to Know: Registration Opens July 11; Preparations Under Way to Announce Full Schedule; Welcoming Families at SC19; Student Opportunities

Summer is heating up, and so are our preparations for SC19! We are just over halfway to the event and getting excited to break new records this year in Denver.   Register for SC19 on July 11 and Save When you register for SC19, you’re gaining the opportunity to hear from and converse with the

Add Tutorials to Your Sunday and Monday Schedule at SC19

Every year the SC conference creates a competitive package of tutorials to introduce SC attendees to traditional and emerging topics in HPC. This year, 23 full-day and 14 half-day tutorials were selected by the Tutorials Committee, continuing the SC tradition of offering one of the largest tutorials programs of any HPC conference. Tutorials are an

High Performance Systems: An “Open Plan” for HPC

Gray Area Between Computing Paradigms One of the things that I spend a lot of time thinking about is the gray area between computing paradigms — especially with the rise of what I like to call “generally specialized computing”. Whether you spend your time on campus networks, in the cloud, mining cryptocurrencies, enabling smart cities,

WIN-ning Women Selected for Women in IT Networking at SC

Enabling Growth The Women in IT Networking at SC program, better known as WINS, was created to remedy the vast gender gap in Information Technology, particularly in network engineering and high-performance computing. When the program started in 2015, 13.93% of SC professional volunteers were women. By 2017, the number climbed to 20.97%. This upward trend

Announcing SC19 Invited Speakers: The Translational Impact of HPC in All Areas of Science and Society

  HPC is playing an increasingly important role in transforming science and society and has become an important catalyst for insight, discovery, and innovation. Complementing the SC19 conference theme, “HPC is Now!”, the SC19 Invited Talks program brings together 12 leading researchers whose talks will highlight the translational impact of HPC in all areas of

Early Career HPC Professionals: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Connect and Grow at SC19

Who Is the Early Career Program For? The Early Career Program (ECP) is designed for early career researchers in their first five years of academic, industry, or government positions, including postdocs. ECP provides activities designed to jump start or boost early HPC careers. The program is for participants already planning to attend SC19 and requires

A First-Time Student Volunteer Is Struck by HPC’s En-‘Lightning’ Possibilities

Meet Julia Julia Milani, a third-year student majoring in computer science at Universidade Federal de São Carlos in Brazil, participated in the HPC for Undergraduates program at SC17. So, becoming a “first-time” student volunteer for SC18 actually marked her second SC conference experience.   Struck by Lightning (Talks and Demos) While at SC18, Julia particularly

Nominations Are Open for the Second ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Make Your Nomination Before June 30 The ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing (EWL/TC) is a biennial award open to any woman who has engaged in HPC and technical computing research, education, and/or practice for 5-15 years since receiving her highest degree. This international award creates a new career milestone achievement and consists

Food Production & HPC: Understanding Plant Growth From Above & Below

Applying Ones and Zeros to Fields and Farms From Thomas Malthus in the 18th century to Paul Ehrlich in the 1960s, people have long feared that population would outstrip the planet’s capacity to feed people. What has kept those predictions at bay has been technology—not only in the soil, but more recently in the field

Teams Named for SC19 Student Cluster Competition

Competitors Represent Growing Diversity, International Interest This year’s competitors for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), showcase a mix of new and returning talent. From of a pool of 30 applicants, 13 teams were selected to compete, where they will be joined by last year’s SCC winners, Tsinghua University (China), along with the Asian Supercomputing Challenge

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