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.


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

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

Jack Dongarra and Sunita Chandrasekaran Reflect on SC18 with an Eye Toward 2019

More than 13,000 individuals attended SC18 in November 2018 – a diverse array of computer scientists, business executives, vendors and academics who are developing and championing the next wave of supercomputing. I had the opportunity to connect with two of them and wanted to share their insights and takeaways.   Jack Dongarra is University Distinguished

SC19 January Need to Know: Workshops Open, New Track Added, Reproducibility Enhancements, and Volunteers in Full Swing for Planning

As computers and networks become faster and enable better science, it is the HPC community that will drive how that science shapes our world. The SC Conference Series has always served as a way to connect the HPC community, and SC19 will be no different. SC19 is about what’s happening in the world of HPC

SC19 in Denver: HPC is Now!

  Big Data. Machine Learning. Sensor Networks. Ubiquitous Computing. These advanced technologies are commonplace today, transforming our lives in countless ways. But just thirty years ago, they were simply big ideas, the futuristic concepts that HPC researchers, scientists and engineers were just beginning to advance. The annual SC conference is where those theories and hopes

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