November 7, 2002
SC2002, under the
theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22
in Baltimore, Md., USA
DOE'S ROBERT HARRISON
TO RECEIVE 2002 SIDNEY FERNBACH AWARD
Here is additional
information about the importance of Harrison's work as noted in the nomination
submitted by Horst Simon, director of DOE's National Energy Research Scientific
Computing Center: "In quantum chemistry there are a number of computational
packages, ranging from the pioneering effort called "GAUSSIAN"
which was part of John Pople's Nobel Prize-winning work, to more recent
commercial packages designed to run on workstations. NWChem is the first
large-scale effort to produce such a code, and the attendant algorithms,
for massively parallel computers. Harrison is its principal architect,
and is clearly the intellectual power behind its development. Because
this code is publicly distributed-and not sold commercially-it has the
potential to revolutionize the discipline."
The Sidney Fernbach
Award was established by the IEEE Computer Society in 1992 and is awarded
for outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers
using innovative approaches.
RAY ORBACH, DIRECTOR
OF OFFICE OF SCIENCE AT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, TO ADDRESS SC2002 CONFERENCE
As director of DOE's
Office of Science, Orbach oversees DOE's Scientific Discovery through
Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program. Launched last year, SciDAC aims to
develop the scientific computing software and hardware infrastructure
needed to use terascale computers to advance fundamental research in several
areas related to the department's missions, including climate modeling,
fusion energy sciences, chemical sciences, nuclear astrophysics, high
energy physics and high-performance computing.
Read the SC2002 news
release about this year's invited speakers at . Click on "News
FOR CHANGING, CANCELING HOTEL ROOMS
All conference hotels
are currently in "sold out" status. If you need to make a NEW
reservation, please contact the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors
Association (BACVA) Housing Bureau Call Center at 506-433-7966. If you
need to change or cancel an existing reservation, please contact your
hotel directly. A list of hotels and phone numbers is available on the
SC2002 Website at in the "Housing" section. Be aware that the
hotels will enforce the $150 cancellation penalties after Nov 7 - no exceptions.
Changes And Early
All hotels are in
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Guest rooms,
common areas, meeting facilities and transportation services are within
Meeting Room Space
BETWEEN AIRPORT, HOTELS, CONVENTION CENTER
Car rental services
are available at the airport, train station and most hotels. Check with
your hotel for the specific car rental service on their property. SuperShuttle
(800-258-3826) provides transportation services to and from the Baltimore
(BWI) airport at half-hour intervals from 5:45 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. Go
to the service desk in the baggage area to get a boarding pass for the
shuttle. First trip from hotels arrives at BWI at 6:55 a.m. Their rate
is currently $11 one-way or $18 round trip. Round trip tickets are available
at BWI only.
Taxi service and private
town car services are approximately $15-$40 plus tip, one-way from BWI
to the conference hotels. BWI Limo Service (aka Private Car) is offering
conference participants a one-way rate of $28 from BWI to any hotel in
the Inner Harbor/Downtown area or back to the airport from the hotels
or convention center. Call, 800-685-0888 or 410-519-0000 for reservations.
Direct light rail service is now available to downtown Baltimore from BWI. The airport station is conveniently right outside the baggage claim area. The service, which stops at a station adjacent to the convention center, operates every 17 minutes, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and holidays. One-way fare is $1.35 between the airport and the convention center.
COMPETITORS' TIMES ANNOUNCED
Here's a schedule
of the Bandwidth Challenge demos:
Judging will be done
on Thursday, Nov. 21, with the results announced at the Awards session
at 1:30 Thursday afternoon.
For more information,
including a description of each challenger, go to and click on
"Bandwidth Challenge 2002".
SC2002 POSTS RECORD
FOR LARGEST NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS
BUILDS "TRUE GRID" AT SUPERCOMPUTING 2002
HPC industry veteran
Rene' Copeland, Platform's vice president, government and life sciences,
will turn on Platform's "True Grid" at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.
19. Immediately following this, Ian Lumb, Grid solutions manager, will
host a theatre presentation titled "True Grid: Enabling Extreme Interoperability
Through Grid Computing," to describe how Grid software can help organizations
to leverage high degrees of heterogeneity as a corporate strength.
At the show, Copeland
will also be announcing the creation of a new Platform division to develop
and customize distributed and Grid computing solutions for the U.S. Federal
Government. Numerous partners are presenting along side Platform at their
booth. In addition, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2.30 p.m., Platform's Lumb
will present "Crossing the IT Chasm: Taking Applications from the
Cluster to the Grid". Lumb will discuss how to transition from clusters
to a Grid Computing model and the associated benefits for collaboration,
high-throughput computing and data management.
For the complete theatre schedule please visit.