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SC06 July Newsletter
Greetings and welcome to the July 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 July Edition:
  • HPC Analytics Challenge Accepting Entries for Wide Variety of Application
  • Reminder: Fernbach, Cray Award Nominations Due July 31
  • Workshops Approach Final Program Submissions
  • Scatter/Gather Continues Dialogue in SC06
  • Posters Submissions Requested through July 31
  • Exhibitor Forum Submissions Accepting Innovative Technology Entries
  • OpenFabric and RDMA Services Expanded
  • HPC Storage Challenge Deadline is July 31
  • Learning & Physical Challenges Education (LPCE) Program Deadline Extended

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.
 
HPC Analytics Challenge Accepting Entries for Wide Variety of Applications
The HPC Analytics Challenge has received a variety of interesting applications during the intent to participate phase of the submission process. Applications covering areas such as astronomy, medical and dental simulations, internet data flow, analysis of public gene and protein data, earthquake modeling, are just of few examples of the challenge candidates to date. The variety of applications presented exemplify the purpose of the HPC Analytics Challenge.
 
With the July 31 deadline approaching, time is running short to submit your application to the SC06 HPC Analytics Challenge. Guidelines to submit an application for the challenge along with complete information about the challenge are available on the following website.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/conference/hpc_analytics.php
Questions: analytics@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Reminder: Fernbach, Cray Award Nominations Due July 31
Nominations for the 2006 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award and the Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award must be submitted by Monday, July 31. These awards, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, will be presented during the awards ceremony at SC2006 in Tampa.
 
The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award is given to individuals whose innovative contributions to high performance computing systems best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal model, certificate, and honorarium of $10,000. The nomination form and submission information can be found at this site.
 
The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award was established in 1992 in memory of Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development and application of high performance computers. A certificate and $2,000 are awarded for outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. The nomination form and submission information can be found at this site.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/awards
Questions: awards@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Workshops Approach Final Program Submissions
For SC06, the workshop submissions and acceptance policy was revised to address the need of the SC community to have workshops (often with 200 or 300 attendees) associated with SC that typically address new and emerging research topics, often need to be held periodically, and represent new and vital communities. In response, the conference organizers adopted a "mentoring" policy that will selectively accept and shepherd accepted workshops over several SC meetings.
 
For the first time, all workshop submissions underwent a full submission and peer review process. The workshop program for SC06 is strong and diverse this year, with eight workshops in total representing diverse technical areas including: Grid Computing Environments; Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing; PetaScale Data Storage; Ultra-Scale Visualization; Performance of High-End Computing Systems; General-Purpose GPU Computing; Models, Tools and Applications for Massively Distributed Multicore Systems; and HPC for Nano-science. Support is provided by agencies and funding sources such as the NSF, the DOE SciDAC, the NIH, and other programs.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/techprogram/workshops
Questions: workshops@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Scatter/Gather Continues Dialogue in SC06
Scatter/Gather debuted at SC05 in Seattle and was quite successful. Its objective is to stimulate a very open dialog of new ideas and emerging work. This is your chance to tell everyone about your new idea! 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. Don't delay because 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! Stay tuned for more details in the August newsletter.
 
Posters Submissions Requested through July 31
The SC06 conference solicits submissions for posters displaying cutting-edge research in high-performance computing and networking. Posters at SC06 will occupy a prominent viewing location throughout the conference. An evening Posters Reception will feature the posters and allow conference attendees to discuss the displays with poster presenters. Please see http://www.sc-submissions.org/ for submission details. The submission deadline is July 31, 2006.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/techprogram/posters
Questions: posters@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Exhibitor Forum Submissions Accepting Innovative Technology Entries
The Exhibitor Forum is now accepting submissions for presentations of innovative technology from our Industrial Exhibitors. As in past years, these 30-minute talks will be an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their latest advances, introduce new products, or present case studies from their major users. Submissions are particularly welcome that highlight technologies relevant to the HPC Storage Challenge, HPC Analytics Challenge, and Exotic Technologies Initiative. We hope to have special sessions for each of these topics. For more information about the Exhibitor Forum, visit the web site listed below. To submit a presentation, go to the submission site at http://www.sc-submissions.org/. The deadline for submissions is July 31.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/exhibits/exhibitor_forum.php
Questions: exhibitor-forum@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
OpenFabric and RDMA Services Expanded
SCinet will offer 10 gigabit per second (Gbps), low latency InfiniBand (IB) and low latency Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) infrastructures, which will include hardware from many of leading vendors in the IB and 10GbE industry together with the OpenFabric software and supporting services. This combination will provide powerful infrastructures for exhibitors within the convention center between booths to experience the advantages InfiniBand and low latency 10 GbE deliver for clustered computing, server-to-server processing, visualization and file system access to native IB and 10 GbE attached storage. SCinet will also offer limited longer distance point to point IB and routable 10 GbE links on the Wide Area Network (WAN) across the continental US or overseas to support exhibitor requirements."
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomp.org/conference/scinet
Questions: scinet@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
HPC Storage Challenge Deadline is July 31
Participants in the SC06 Storage Challenge compete to demonstrate innovative techniques in eliminating, or at least significantly reducing, storage I/O bottlenecks in HPC applications. The Challenge is based on reports and measurements of the performance and capacities achieved in actual HPC applications implementations. Scalability and storage subsystem utilization are also important factors that should be reported.
 
Proposals are accepted through July 31 at the SC06 submissions website. Finalists will be requested to present the reports of their achievements as part of the technical program at SC06 in Tampa during November. Strut your data handling stuff at SC'06!
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/hpc_storage_challenge
Questions: storage@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Learning & Physical Challenges Education (LPCE) Program Deadline Extended
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
Questions: edu@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
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