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New SC Theater to Showcase Live Presentations That Advance Modern Data-Driven Scientific Applications

How well do high-performance networking and the theater work together? We’re not talking broadway here, but the new SC Theater will debut during the Grand Opening Gala Reception, Monday, November 18, 7–9 pm. The SC Theater, with seating for 20 and standing room as well, is located next to SCinet on the exhibit floor. It

Real-Time Analysis of Streaming Synchrotron Data Technology Challenge Demo May Impact Electronics and Pharmaceuticals

  Technology Challenge Is New for SC19 Whether it’s the battery in your smartphone, or a prescription in your medicine cabinet, the SC19 Technology Challenge involves large scale research that may impact your daily life. Examples include increasingly complex experiments using the Advanced Photon Source Facility (APS) generating huge amounts of data that may exceed

SCinet Help Students Prepare, Build, and Staff World’s Fastest Temporary Network

Students from throughout the planet collaborate with each other and advanced HPC professionals to build SCinet, the world’s fastest network during the SC conference. Before the conference begins students help install miles of fiber optic cable at the exhibit hall, configure wireless access point throughout the convention center, and connect the event to locations worldwide

Student Cluster Competitors Thrive Despite Unforeseen Obstacles

Cliff hangers aren’t just the stuff of fiction and movies. Participants in the SC Student Cluster competition faced several real life glitches prior to and during the event in Dallas, Texas last year. Those challenges included sponsors who withdrew or didn’t show up and the failure of technology in the midst of the competition. But

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

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

A Teachable Moment: Henricus Bouwmeester

Students From MSU Denver Get Their Inspirational ‘Spark’ at SC Conference Henricus Bouwmeester, an assistant professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, had a “teacher” moment when he brought some of his students to the SC17 conference in Denver. “I saw the spark that

SCinet Seeks Network Research Exhibition Proposals for Cutting-Edge Network Demos and Experiments at SC19

The May 31, 2019 Deadline for Abstracts Is Fast Approaching SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking Storage, and Analysis, welcomes Network Research Exhibition (NRE) submissions for the November event in Denver, Colorado. If you are a leader in high performance networking, submit a proposal to the SCinet NRE. Submissions are open to

Tales of a First-Time SCinet Volunteer: Hussein Al-Azzawi

Meet Hussein Hussein Al-Azzawi, a network and storage specialist and doctorate student at The University of New Mexico, has been an SC conference attendee every year since 2014. In 2018, he applied to become a student volunteer for the first time and was accepted into the SCinet program, where participated in the Fiber, Wide-Area Network

A First-Time SCinet Volunteer’s Experience: Christian Melzer

Meet Christian: A First-Time SCinet Student Volunteer Christian Melzer is a second semester Masters student at Heidelberg University, Germany. He learned about SC through a co-worker at his school; intrigued he filled out the application, and was selected to participate in the SCinet program. His school offered him full travel support, which enabled him to

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