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.


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

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

SC19 June Need to Know: Food Production & HPC, Free Proceedings, SC22 Chair Nominations, Major June Announcements, SCinet Spring Cleaning, Submissions & Nominations Deadlines

June’s Theme: Food Production and HPC When you imagine where your food comes from, I’m willing to bet that data centers and high performance computing are not in your immediate stockpile of images about how what you eat gets from the field to the table. Increasingly, though, these technologies ensure that you are able to

Stephen Herbein Keeps His SC Conference Connection Thriving

Stephen Gets Acquainted with SC as a First-Time Student Volunteer In 2012, Stephen Herbein joined Michela Taufer’s lab at the University of Delaware and one of the first things she had him do was apply to be a student volunteer for the SC12 conference. He was selected upon his first application. For Stephen, this was

SC19 May Need to Know: Hotel Blocks Open Now, Student Opportunity Deadlines Approaching, Nominate the Best in HPC, Paper Selection Under Way

It’s Time to Find a Place to Stay Hotel block access opened May 1 and rooms will go fast. Book yours today! Note that onPeak is the only authorized contractor for arranging hotel rooms for SC19. If you are contacted by travel agents or other organizations who say they are speaking on behalf of SC19,

Cancer Research and HPC: Advancing Science to Save Lives

While the death rate from cancer has declined significantly over the past two decades, 17 million new cases of cancer were reported, worldwide, in 2018. And 9.5 million people died from the disease.1 Researchers around the globe are working steadily to identify new methods for detecting and treating all forms of cancer. And high-performance computing

SC19 April Need to Know: Precision Health & ‘HPC Is Now’, Job Fair Highlights, Workshops Schedule Coming Soon, Tech Party Reveal, Book Your Hotel May 1

  April’s Theme: Precision Medicine Healthcare is becoming increasingly precise in its ability to tackle diseases, especially various manifestations of disease in specific individuals. Sophisticated large-scale analysis supported by HPC is often the backbone of this precision health research, and with that exciting work in mind, we turn our focus for April’s posts to precision

On the Front Lines of the White House AI Initiative

Lynne Parker, Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) for more than two decades. Hers was the first PhD dissertation ever on the topic of multi-robot systems, she is a pioneering researcher in that field, and formed the

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

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

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