SC09 Newsletter—Issue 5

Welcome to the July edition of the SC09 official newsletter! Sponsored by the ACM SIGARCH and IEEE Computer
Society, SC09 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage, and
analysis. This year's conference - recognized by Tradeshow Week Magazine as one of the 200 largest in the
U.S. - will be held November 14-20, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.

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Headlines from the SC09 July Newsletter:

* SC09 Education Program Deadlines Approaching
* Student Volunteer Applications Due August 31
* Exhibitor Forum Submission Deadline July 17
* Broader Engagement Travel Offer to End August 3
* Sustainability Technology Thrust on Data Centers
* Doctoral Showcase Submissions Due July 27

* HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Deadline is July 27
* SC09 Exhibits: Where HPC Industry Meets

* Call for Xnet Submissions
* Submissions for SC09 Bandwidth Challenge Due July 27
* Storage Challenge Finalizes Submissions on July 27

SC09 Education Program Deadlines Approaching

The SC09 Education Program will take place November 14-17 in Portland. Educators will participate in hands-on
activities to engage them in applying computational science, grid computing and/or high performance computing
resources to education.

The Education Program will host participants during a four-day intensive program that includes guided tours of the
SC09 exhibit hall, focused breakout sessions, inspirational plenary speakers, a curriculum fair, birds-of-a-feather
gatherings, and priceless networking opportunities, all of which are oriented specifically to meeting the needs of
college and pre-college educators.

Application deadline is August 1, 2009

For more information:

SC09 Education Program Awards Highlight Excellence

We strongly encourage you to nominate candidates for the following SC09 Education Program Awards (self
nominations are accepted): The Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences (UCES) Award, hosted
by the Krell Institute, is open for undergraduate faculty who have developed computational science curricula.

Deadline to apply is August 1, 2009.

The Dr. Mary Ellen Verona Computational Science Teacher Leader Award is open to those who demonstrate
computational science leadership and education, either in a formal classroom setting or in an afterschool program.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2009.

The Dr. Robert M. Panoff Student Award for Explorations in Science Through Computation is open to high school,
undergraduate, and graduate students exploring science made possible through computation.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2009.

For more information:

Education Program Student Scientific Programming Contest Is Open

The SC09 Student Scientific Programming Contest is a competitive programming event. Teams consisting of no
more than five students will be given eight to twelve problems from various scientific problem domain areas.
The competition will take place Monday, November 16, 2009, at the SC09 conference in Portland, Oregon.
Since all program development, testing, and deployment are restricted to the on-site computational resources at
least one team member is required to be physically present at SC09 in Portland. SC09 Education Program will
not provide financial (travel, housing, transportation) support to Student Contest teams. All on-site team members
must be registered SC09 participants.

Application deadline: October 1, 2009

For more information:

Exhibitor Forum Submission Deadline July 17

Every year, our Exhibitor Forum showcases the latest advances of Industry Exhibitors, including new products and
upgrades, recent research and development, customer case studies, and future plans and roadmaps. Attendees
consider the Forum to be an exciting part of the Exhibits program.

Industry exhibitors can submit a proposal and wow the attendees. Be a part of the SC09 Exhibitor Forum by submitting
an abstract before July 17, 2009.

Submissions site:
For more information:

Student Volunteer Applications Due August 31

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply as volunteers for the SC09 conference. Student
Volunteers will have the opportunity to see and discuss the latest high performance computing and networking
technologies while meeting and interacting with leading researchers from around the world who are actually doing
the research and contributing to textbooks.

For their efforts, students will receive complimentary conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers),
most meals and an outstanding experience that will broaden their horizons!

Those selected as volunteers will be welcome to connect with a mentor, and to attend a job fair of companies, labs,
universities, and other entities where they can gain first-hand information about options available to further their
individual interests.

Please pass this information along to the students you know. You'll be doing them a huge favor!

For more information:

Broader Engagement Travel Offer to End August 3

The SC09 Broader Engagement (BE) program is aimed at increasing the involvement of individuals who have
been traditionally underrepresented in HPC fields. Competitive grants will be available to support travel to and
participation in the SC09 Technical Program by underrepresented groups for the following Broader Engagement
(BE) initiatives:

The Mentor/Protégé Program pairs students with mentors in computing fields.
The Student Job Fair allows students to meet with industry reps for internship or permanent employment.

Also, there are opportunities for organizations to: 1) encourage students, faculty, and young professionals to apply
for travel grants; 2) recruit student mentors or sign up yourself; 3) attend the Student Job Fair to meet with students
to discuss employment and internship possibilities.

BE Travel grant applications are due Monday, August 3.

For more information:


Sustainability Technology Thrust on Data Centers

Join us at SC09 on Thursday November 19th for a day of Sustainability Technology Thrust topics, starting with the
keynote address by Al Gore. We will also feature Panels and Masterworks sessions on topics ranging from data
center efficiency to new energy solutions courtesy of HPC.

At SC09, we will also showcase the results of the Data Center of the Future Challenge, in which participants
conceptually design a highly sustainable and efficient supercomputing data center.

For more information:

Doctoral Showcase Submissions Due July 27

The Doctoral Showcase invites Ph.D. students in high performance computing, networking, storage, and analytics,
who anticipate graduating within 12 months to submit a short summary of their research. Those selected will be invited
to present a 15-minute summary of their best research to experts in academia, industry and research laboratories.
Students are asked to submit a one-page summary of their research, publication list, and three slides on their major
results for consideration by the reviewers.

Submissions close on July 27, 2009

Submissions site:
For more information:

HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Deadline is July 27

The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society and SC Conference series have
established the High Performance Computing (HPC) Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Every year, up to three fellowship
recipients will each receive a stipend of at least $5,000 (U.S.) for one academic year, plus travel support to attend
the SC conference.

Submissions for the 2009 HPC Fellowship are now open and the deadline for submissions, including all supporting
materials, is July 31, 2009. Note that this is earlier than in the past!

The fellowship seeks to help address the important issue of training the next generation of HPC scientists and
engineers. Over the past several years, multiple reports, including the High End Computing Revitalization Task
Force's "Federal Plan for High-End Computing" and the National Research Council's study "Getting Up to Speed:
The Future of Supercomputing" have noted the need to have a highly trained cadre of HPC scientists and engineers.

Submissions site:
For more information:

SC09 Exhibits: Where HPC Industry Meets

The SC09 Exhibits will be the gathering place for the top buyers from the high-performance industry. Over 10,000
attendees from around the globe converge to see the latest innovations in high performance computing, storage,
networking, storage and analysis.

Attendees report that SC is the place they make purchasing decisions as the Exhibits provide an excellent forum
for showcasing the latest in high performance technology. Meet with the leading suppliers and help your company
discover the latest innovations and best solutions to your HPC challenges.

For more information:
Exhibitor list:

Call for Xnet Submissions

SCinet's Xnet (eXperimental Networks) is celebrating 10 years of providing a venue to showcase emerging, often
pre-commercial or pre-competitive, developmental networking technologies, protocols and experimental networking

SCinet has evolved into a robust, high-performance, production-quality network that exhibitors and attendees depend
on for reliable local area and wide area network services. Xnet enables its participants and research exhibitors an
opportunity to showcase emerging, prototype or experimental network gear or capabilities, prior to their general
commercial availability.

Selections for SC09 are underway and this year's Xnet will once again prove to be a cutting edge showcase.

For more information:

Submissions for SC09 Bandwidth Challenge Due July 27

A Decade of Bandwidth Challenge Achievements - SC2000 - SC2009

The purpose of the Bandwidth Challenge was, and remains, an exploration of what is possible when network-intensive
scientific applications meet a supplied amount of network bandwidth not available at researchers' home institutions.
Now that we are in the petaflop era of high performance computing, how does that produce a petabyte data storage
challenge, and in turn, a petabit network transport challenge?

How fast can you move a scientific petabyte data set over a high performance research network?

Submissions are due July 27, 2009.

For more information:

Storage Challenge Finalizes Submissions on July 27

The Storage Challenge is a competition that showcases applications and environments that effectively use the storage
subsystem in high performance computing, which is often the limiting system component. Submissions can be based
upon tried and true production systems as well as research or proof of concept projects not yet in production.
Participants will describe their 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. Finalists will be chosen on the basis of submissions that are in the
form of proposals; they will present their completed results in a technical session during the conference from which the
winner(s) will be selected.

Submissions are due July 27, 2009.

For more information:


The SC09 conference will feature the latest scientific and technical innovations from around the world. Bringing
together scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators, and managers,
SC09 will be the forum for demonstrating how these developments are driving new ideas, new discoveries and
new industries. SC09's special focus areas this year: sustainability, bio-computing, and the 3D Internet.

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