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SC06 March Newsletter
Greetings and welcome to the March 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.
 
If you are receiving this newsletter, it is because you attended a previous SC conference. The 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, or reply to this message with the word "unsubscribe" as the subject of the message. 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 March Edition:
  • First Technical Program Submissions Deadline is April 17
  • Tutorials Program Submissions Solicited
  • SCGlobal06 Focusing on Collaborative Tools and Programs
  • Workshop Program Submissions Requested for Earlier April Deadline
  • Inaugural HPC Storage Challenge Calls for Entries

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.
 
First Technical Program Submissions Deadline is April 17
If you are working on an interesting HPC research project or have an idea for a compelling tutorial, the first Technical Program deadlines are around the corner. The conference submissions site opens soon, so now is the time to develop your ideas.
 
The following is information on proposing your Tutorials, Workshops, and Storage Challenges, along other Technical Programs with later deadlines:
 
Tech Program Submission Website: http://www.sc-submissions.org/ Submissions Open: Monday, March 27, 2006 First Submissions Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2006 Sample submission forms and instructions available at: http://www.sc-submissions.org/
 
SC conference has become the place to present your HPC work - don't miss out on the opportunity to contribute!
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/
Questions? techprogram@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Tutorials Program Submissions Solicited
Continuing in the tradition of previous SC conferences, the SC06 Tutorials program will be a major reason many people attend the conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with internationally recognized experts on a broad range of topics related to high performance computing, networking and storage.
 
Proposals for tutorials are being solicited for introductory to advanced level, full-day (6 hours) or half-day (3 hours) sessions and may include hands-on exercises. A distinguished panel of experts will competitively choose tutorials.
 
Topics include and are not limited to:
  • Programming and construction of parallel, distributed, cluster and grid systems
  • High performance and parallel I/O, storage and networking
  • Computer security
  • Program development, performance analysis and optimization tools and techniques
  • New technologies and architectures
  • Visualization
  • Analytics
  • Collaborative technologies and tools
  • Algorithms and numerical methods
  • Application-specific topics.
The deadline for tutorials is Monday, April 17 with website submissions accepted at http://www.sc-submissions.org/.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/tutorials
Questions: tutorials@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
SCGlobal'06 Focusing on Collaborative Tools and Programs
The Access Grid Community has always been integral to the success of SCGlobal. For the past six years the SCGlobal group has used the Access Grid infrastructure as its foundation for the delivery of its programs. SC06 is no different.
 
As with previous years, the theme of SCGlobal06 is collaboration -- with a small twist. SCGlobal encourages submissions on all forms of high-end technologies implementing collaborative tools and programs that enable people to work together at a distance.
 
Last year, SCDesktop was introduced to allow participants who were unable to attend the conference live to join the conference and experience many of the Plenary, Technical, and Masterworks programs online. SCDesktop will continue this year. . . stay tuned for details.
 
The submissions website at http://www.sc-submissions.org/ will accept SCGlobal applications through April 17.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/scglobal.php
Questions: scglobal@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Workshop Program Submissions Requested for Earlier April Deadline
Workshops play a valuable role at SC in bringing current technology trends and HPC research to SC, as well as introducing new communities to SC. For SC06, the committee will be considering two categories of workshops: small informal meetings without a peer-reviewed program; and mini-conferences with a peer-reviewed program.
 
Acceptance criteria will include workshop topic relevance to the SC06 Technical Program, its likelihood to repeat for several years, and the potential for the topic area to be absorbed into future SC programs. The SC committee will also consider its role in mentoring the workshop as it grows into a separately hosted independent meeting based on size.
 
Workshops may be proposed for either full-day (six hours) or a half-day (three hours) sessions and will undergo a full competitive review process by a panel of reviewers whose expertise includes experts from universities, commercial enterprises, and national laboratories.
 
The workshop submission website is http://www.sc-submissions.org/; the deadline is Monday, April 17, 2005. *Note that the submission deadline is earlier this year than in previous years.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/workshops
Questions: workshops@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Inaugural HPC Storage Challenge Calls for Entries
HPC systems are comprised of three major subsystems: processing, networking and storage. In different applications, any one of these subsystems can limit the overall system performance. The HPC Storage Challenge will be a competition showcasing effective approaches for using the storage subsystem, often the limiting element with data-intensive applications.
 
Based on descriptions of works in progress or preliminary results submitted, HPC Storage Challenge finalists will be invited to present their actual accomplishments during the SC06 conference. Participants must describe their data access implementations and present measurements of performance, scalability, and storage subsystem utilization. Judging will be based on these measurements as well as innovation and effectiveness; maximum size and peak performance are not the sole criteria. Size does not matter; participants with access to either large or small HPC systems are encouraged to enter this challenge.
 
SC06 HPC Storage Challenge winners will be chosen on presentations that demonstrate significant accomplishments in overcoming storage I/O limitations and increasing overall system performance and effectiveness.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/hpc_competitions
Questions: storage@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
The newsletter is intended to give you useful, up-to-date information about SC06 through short articles with web links and email addresses. To unsubscribe, reply to this message with the word "unsubscribe" as the subject of the message. 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.
 
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