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SC06 October Newsletter
Greetings and welcome to the October 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 October Edition:
  • Author, Inventor, and Futurist Ray Kurzweil Will Speak at SC06
  • SC06 Announces HPC Analytics Challenge Finalists
  • ACM Student Research Competition Technical Session Scheduled
  • SC Global Satellite and SC Desktop Registration Deadline is October 31
  • Get Ready for Scatter/Gather "Unconference" Experience
  • HPC Challenge Awards Competition Announced for SC06

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.
 
Author, Inventor, and Futurist Ray Kurzweil Will Speak at SC06
Author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil will be the keynote speaker for SC06. Kurzweil is the author of several books on the subject of artificial intelligence, including "The Age of Intelligent Machines," "The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence," and his latest, "The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology." According to CSPAN, his companies have made major breakthroughs in print, sound and voice recognition technologies. As a result of his work, he was awarded the 1999 National Medal of Technology by President Clinton.
 
The title of his speech will be "The Coming Merger of Biological and Non Biological Intelligence."
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/speakers.php
Questions: invited-speakers@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
SC06 Announces HPC Analytics Challenge Finalists
Three teams will compete in the HPC Analytics Challenge to demonstrate their capabilities in using advanced data analysis techniques to solve complex, real-world problems. The HPC Analytics Challenge finalists include teams from A) Carnegie Mellon University; the University of California, Davis; the University of Texas at Austin and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center: B) Osaka University, the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, and Osaka University Dental Hospital: and C) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
 
The three teams, selected as finalists by a panel of nine experts, will present their work at the Analytics Challenge session at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, in room 24-25 of the Tampa Convention Center.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/conference/hpc_analytics
Questions: analytics@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
ACM Student Research Competition Technical Session Scheduled
Don't miss the ACM Student Research Technical Session held on Wednesday November 15 from 10:30am - 12:00noon in rooms 24-25. Six Student Competition posters can be seen at the poster session on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:15pm - 7:15pm in the Ballroom Corridor. Three finalists will be presenting their work at the Wednesday morning session: Jik-soo Kim from the University of Maryland at College Park, Benjamin C. Lee from Harvard University, and Taiga Nakamura, from the University of Maryland.
 
Students are especially encouraged to attend as they are eligible to enter a raffle for Xboxes supplied by the sponsor of the ACM SRC, Microsoft Research. Winners must be present to receive their prize.
 
More Information: http://sc06.supercomputing.org/techprogram/posters.php
Questions: posters@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
SC Global Satellite and SC Desktop Registration Deadline is October 31
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.supercomp.org/conference/scglobal
Questions: scglobal@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
Get Ready for Scatter/Gather "Unconference" Experience
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 for the sessions on Tuesday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. are limited. 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.supercomp.org/techprogram/scatter_gather
Questions: scatter_gather@sc06.supercomputing.org
 
HPC Challenge Awards Competition Announced For SC06
The DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) Program and HPCWire announce the annual HPC Challenge Award Competition on Tuesday, November 14th at a 12:15 p.m. Birds of a Feather. The goal of the competition is to focus the HPC community's attention on developing a broad set of HPC hardware and HPC software capabilities that are necessary to productively use HPC systems.
 
The core of the HPC Challenge Award Competition is the HPC Challenge benchmark suite developed at the University of Tennessee under the DARPA HPCS program with input from a wide range of organizations from around the World.
 
More Information: http://www.hpcchallenge.org
Questions: hpcc-awards@cs.utk.edu
 
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