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SC06 August Newsletter
Greetings and welcome to the August edition of the SC06 official newsletter. Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM, SC06 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.
 
This newsletter is intended to give you useful, up-to-date information about SC06 through short articles with web links and email addresses. To unsubscribe, follow the directions at the bottom of this email. Newsletters also will be posted on the SC06 website. If you have colleagues who would like to subscribe to this monthly newsletter, send them to: http://lists.sc-submissions.org/sc06newsletter.
 
Here are highlights from the SC06 August Edition:
  • SC06 Conference Opens Hotel Reservations Web Site for Attendees
  • Deadline Approaches for Student Volunteer Program
  • SCDesktop Brings SC'06 to You
  • Minority Outreach Program Seeking Participants
  • Scatter/Gather Provides "Unconference" Experience at SC06
  • Learning & Physical Challenges Education (LPCE) Program Offers Opportunities
  • SC06 Storage Challenge Finalists to be selected August 31

SC06 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, sponsored by ACM and IEEE.
For more information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org
 
SC06, under the theme "Powerful Beyond Imagination," will be held November 11-17, 2006, in Tampa, FL.
 
SC06 Conference Opens Hotel Reservations Web Site for Attendees
Hotel room reservations for the SC06 conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analytics can now be made though the official conference Web site at http://sc06.supercomputing.org/travel/hotels.php. Attendees are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible to ensure the best selection of hotel location and room rate.
 
Special SC06 arrangements have been made with 31 hotels in the Tampa Bay area. SC06 room blocks at these selected hotels will be held until Friday, October 6. Reservation forms, a list of hotels with rates and cancellation policies can all be found on the SC06 hotels page.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/travel/hotels.php
Questions: Housing@visittampabay.com
 
Deadline Approaches for Student Volunteer Program
The deadline for applications to the Student Volunteers Program is September 5.
 
The SC06 Student Volunteers program is an opportunity for students to both experience SC06 as an attendee and to participate behind the scenes. Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are needed to assist with the administration of the conference and will receive free conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers) and most meals. Student volunteers have the opportunity to see and discuss the latest high-performance networking and computing technology and meet leading researchers from around the world while contributing to the success of this annual event.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/about/volunteers.php
Questions: students@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
SCDesktop Brings SC06 to You
From its successful debut last year, SCDesktop returns to bring SC06 to "virtual attendees." As a Virtual Attendee you will have access to:
  • Keynote
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Masterworks Sessions
  • Exhibitor Forums
  • Poster Sessions
  • SC Global Sessions
Virtual Attendees will access the above sessions via collaborative technologies that provide two-way audio and video connections to the conference. Attendees will receive a limited or open source license for the collaboration software. Testing and training will be provided so that attendees can successfully participate.
 
An added feature of SCDesktop this year is the introduction of Time Delayed Broadcasting. All programs that are offered to our virtual attendees will be broadcast again twelve (12) hours later. This time delay will allow our European and Asian audience to enjoy the programs at a more convenient time.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/scglobal.php
Questions: scglobal@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Minority Outreach Program Seeking Participants
The SC06 Minority Outreach Program offers a unique opportunity for underrepresented groups to directly participate in the discovery of advancements being made in high performance computing. Access to state-of-the-art equipment and demonstrations provide a first-hand exclusive opportunity for participants.
 
The SC Minority Outreach Program will select up to 40 participants. Applicants must be:
  • A minority faculty, IT professional, or student;
  • A US citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Able to showcase a research project or give a poster presentation in the Minority Outreach Program's Research Booth
Applicants that have not previously participated in the SC will be given first priority for funding.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/about/outreach.php
Questions: msi-program@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Scatter/Gather Provides "Unconference" Experience at SC06
Scatter/Gather's objective is to stimulate a very open dialog of new ideas and emerging work. This year we'll modify the format a bit to more closely resemble an "unconference" in which the meeting is driven and created dynamically by the participants. We'll use a whiteboard to self-organize, so look for the sign-up display at the conference near the registration area. Time-slots are limited and the policy is first-come, first-served. Remember, the idea is to share and get feedback on your ideas, not make a polished presentation!
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/scatter_gather.php
Questions: scatter_gather@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Learning & Physical Challenges Education (LPCE) Program Offers Opportunities
LPCE Faculty/Educators and students have the opportunity to see and discuss the latest high-performance networking and computing technology and meet leading researchers from around the world while contributing to the success of this annual event.
 
Two participants from six institutions will receive reimbursement to attend the conference, two-day seminars by computing experts at their institutions, and SC Desktop during the conference.
 
Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2006.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/hpc_education.php
Questions: edu@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
SC06 Storage Challenge Finalists to be Selected August 31
Submissions for the SC06 Storage Challenge are now closed and the committee is now beginning the review process. Finalists will be selected and notified no later than August 31. Finalists will have until November 14 to complete their work and submit their final report.
 
The SC06 Storage Challenge committee is pleased with the initial response to this new challenge and welcomes suggestions for next year's challenge.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/hpc_storage_challenge.php
Questions: storage@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
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