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October Edition, October 24, 2002
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SC2002, under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, MD.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25, IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO ENSURE YOUR BADGE IS READY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT SC2002
If you haven't registered for the conference yet, here's a reminder that Friday, Oct. 25, is the last day to register online. If your registration is received after 5 p.m. EDT Friday, there is no guarantee that it will be processed and ready before the conference. As you know, the registration area can be pretty busy the first couple of days of the SC conference, so we strongly recommend registering now to make things easier when you arrive. After Friday, the link to the online registration form will be taken off the SC2002 website. Please go to to register. As a fallback, on-site registration begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

REMINDER - CHECK OUT THE NEW ONLINE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR FOR PLANNING YOUR ACTIVITIES AT SC2002
If you haven't given the new online interactive calendar a test run yet, you're missing out on an easy way to navigate your way through the 67 technical papers, 31 tutorials, five plenary sessions, six panels, 32 poster presentations, 16 Masterworks sessions and 24 Birds-of-a-Feather programs currently scheduled. You can find a link to the calendar on the bottom of the navigation bar on the left-hand side of every SC2002 Web page. Simply click on "Interactive Calendar."

The calendar allows users to custom tailor their personal schedule for SC2002. After picking the sessions you want to attend, the information is sent to you via email for storing on your laptop or PDA. The online calendar will also note any room changes, and remind attendees to update their agendas just before heading off to Baltimore.

SC GETS SMART: INTELLIBADGE(tm) AT SC2002
For the first time in conference history, SC2002 will give technical program attendees the option of participating in a demonstration of "smart" technology called the IntelliBadge. Participants will be able to track events that fit their individual interests and find where people of similar interests are gathering. Using conference IntelliBadge kiosks or any Web browser, IntelliBadgers will be able to view statistics on the conference and specific events, locate other IntelliBadgers, determine how many miles they've walked at the convention center, and judge their chances of winning a prize at the end of the demonstration. No personal information will be distributed without the explicit permission of the IntelliBadger.

Technical program registrants and members of the media can sign up for IntelliBadge at a special booth in the SC2002 Registration area at the Baltimore Convention Center. To learn more, go to and click on "IntelliBadge at SC2002."

NOV. 17 EXHIBITOR PARTY TO BE HELD IN ESPN ZONE AMUSEMENT CENTER
Holders of SC2002 Exhibitor badges are invited to attend the annual exhibitor party on Sunday, Nov. 17. The party goes from 7-10 p.m. and will be held at the ESPN Zone, just a few blocks down the street from the convention center and in the heart of the Inner Harbor area. ESPN Zones offers tons of games of skill and simulations.

LAST-MINUTE HOTEL ROOM CANCELLATIONS CAN BE EXPENSIVE - SAVE CHARGES BY CHANGING RESERVATIONS BEFORE NOV. 4
If you've already reserved a hotel room for SC2002 but a change in plans requires you to cancel your room, here's a reminder. Hotel room reservations that are cancelled before Monday, Nov. 4, will be charged a $25 cancellation processing fee. Reservations cancelled after Nov. 4 will be charged a $150 fee, however. More information about cancellation policies can be found at under "Housing."

To make changes or to cancel your reservation, go to or call 877-665-9522 toll-free or 506-433-7966 internationally.

EXHIBITORS' NOTES
Beginning with this issue of SC News, we will be including one-paragraph items from SC2002 Exhibitors. Each exhibitor may submit one item, which is subject to editing. Items should be sent to SC News Editor Jon Bashor at JBashor@lbl.gov.

BIGGER SCIENCE. SMALLER WORLD. NETWORK BY QWEST(r).
Be sure to stop by the Qwest Communications booth #1005 to learn more about state-of-the-art networking technology integral to today's supercomputing and high-performance networking programs, such as the Abilene/Internet2 network, the TeraGrid network, the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), and the NASA Research and Education Network (NREN). While you're there, take a moment to register to win a Microsoft XBOX(r). Once again, Qwest is the proud sponsor of the SC2002 High-Performance Bandwidth Challenge, and will announce finalists at the SC2002 Awards Session. For more information about Qwest, visit.

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