SC 2002 News - Nov. 14, 2002........FINAL EDITION!!!
Here is the latest news about the SC2002 conference,
now being set up at the Baltimore Convention Center.
REGISTRATION DESK OPENS AT 1 P.M. SATURDAY, NOV. 16,
CONTINUES THROUGH THE WEEK
The SC2002 registration desks will open at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, allowing pre-registered attendees to pick up
their materials, as well as providing on-site registration.
All attendees should bring photo identification with
them to the registration desk, located in the lobby
of the Baltimore Convention Center.
the registration desk schedule:
Saturday, Nov. 16 - 1-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 - 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 18 - 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 - 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21 - 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22 - 8-11 a.m.
more information about registration, go to.
NETCASTS FROM SC2002 TO FEATURE KEYNOTE, PLENARY SPEAKERS
Live netcasts of National Science Foundation Director
Rita Colwell's SC2002 keynote address, as well as plenary
presentations by Raymond L. Orbach,
Director of the Department of Energy Office of Science;
computational cosmologist Julian Borrill of Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory; Tetsuya Sato, Director-General,
of the Earth Simulator Center, Japan Marine Science
and Technology Center (JAMSTEC); and Ron Kikinis, Harvard
Medical School, will be offered live from SC2002.
part of the SC2002 netcast program will be this month's
Internet2 Virtual Briefing, originating from the show
floor in Baltimore. The Virtual Briefing will feature
interviews with Ian Foster of Argonne National Laboratory,
Donna Cox of the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications, and Bob Grossman of the University of
Illinois at Chicago. Rounding out the netcast schedule
will be video highlights capturing some of the most
interesting SC2002 exhibitors.
SC2002 netcast will feature streaming QuickTime, made
possible by donations from Apple Computer, and will
include several other streaming video formats, including
MPEG-1 multicast. For a complete schedule and more information
about how to view the netcasts, go to and click
on "netcasts." The schedule should be posted
by Friday afternoon.
SC GETS SMART: INTELLIBADGE 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, allowing users to track events of
interest and find people with similar interests. Using
conference IntelliBadge kiosks or any web browser, IntelliBadgers
will be able to view statistics on the conference and
specific events, 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.
Conference attendees can sign up for IntelliBadge at
a special booth in the SC2002 Registration area at the
Baltimore Convention Center. Learn more at
DEDICATES EDUCATION PROGRAM TO MARYLAND EDUCATOR
The SC2002 Education Program will be dedicated to the
memory of Mary Ellen Verona, who died Oct. 7 at age
56 after a long battle with breast cancer. A short dedication
ceremony will take place during the opening of the Education
Program at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Verona's family
will be on hand to accept a framed memento honoring
the longtime Maryland educator.
was founder of the Maryland Virtual High School of Science
and Mathematics, a coalition of high schools in Maryland
linked via dedicated Internet connections, which are
used to conduct experiments, research topics, and collaborate
with other students and teachers. Verona was also a
principal investigator with the Education, Outreach,
and Training Partnership for Advanced Computational
Infrastructure (EOT-PACI), the education and outreach
component of the National Science Foundation's PACI
program, and a computer science, mathematics, and science
teacher in the Montgomery County Public Schools for
more than 15 years.
Ellen will be remembered as a visionary, who saw very
early on the value of online collaboration, modeling
software and visualization as tools in teaching science,"
said Roscoe Giles, general chair of SC2002 and a team
leader with EOT-PACI.
NUMBER OF MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTIONS TO PARTICIPATE
IN SC2002 PROGRAM
SC2002 will host a record number of participants in
its Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) Participation
program, an initiative to increase the involvement of
under-represented minorities at the conference. The
MSI Participation program, now in its third year, includes
43 participants from 32 institutions in the United States
and Puerto Rico, 48 and 53 percent rises, respectively,
in the numbers of participants and institutions since
last year. The goal of the program is to increase the
involvement of underrepresented minorities in the emerging
Internet-based Information Age, in turn, diminishing
what is often called the "digital divide."
program attendees will take part in panels and tutorials
on computational science in education. They will also
participate in Birds of a Feather sessions, informal
discussions on topics of mutual interest. Also, five
MSIs will have booths in the Academic Village area of
the exhibit hall. Beyond increasing MSI participation
in the SC conference, the program is designed to foster
collaborative relationships between faculty at the MSIs
and other research and education centers. Ultimately,
the program aims to have a significant impact on the
amount and quality of computational science education
at MSIs. Already the program has led to the formation
of an MSI HPC working group that meets regularly apart
from the SC series.
BOFs AND CHANGES TO THE BOFs SCHEDULE
Finally, the SC2002 Birds of a Feather schedule is finalized.
In addition to several time changes, three new BOFs
have been added to the schedule. All conference attendees
planning to attend a BOF should check the SC2002 website
for up-to-date room numbers and times, as well as the
signage at the convention center. The Web will be updated
by 5 p.m. Pacific time today. Following, is information
on the new BOFs.
12:00 - 1:00 P.M., ROOM 314/315
NSF HPC Technology Project,
Sandra R. Swanson, University of Hawaii, and Bob Converse,
Maui Community College
A consortium of four community colleges and seven
affiliate supercomputer sites and business partners
constitute a National Science Foundation
Advanced Technology Education Center of Excellence
for High Performance Computing (HPC) technology.
5:30 - 7:00 P.M., ROOM 321/322
PERUSE MPI Extensions
Terry Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The objective of PERUSE is to provide detailed information
about events and activities within the MPI library
or in lower software layers. PERUSE aims
to complement PMPI, the standard MPI profiling interface,
but give more information about the internal state
and processing of the MPI library.
12:00 - 1:00 P.M., ROOM 314/315
OSCAR Cluster Toolkit
Stephen L. Scott, Brian Luethke, John Mugler, Thomas
Naughton, and Hardik Shukla, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR)
project is a working group of the Open Cluster Group.
This gathering will be a forum for OSCAR
users to interact with the developers.
In response to several inquiries, SC News is including
one-paragraph items from SC2002 Exhibitors.
TO DEMO NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS IN BOOTH 1904
focuses on the worldwide development, manufacture and
marketing of high-end adapter boards for computer and
telecom networks. The company's products include both
high-performance fiber- and copper-based network interface
cards (NICs) for Gigabit-Ethernet systems, as well as
FDDI/CDDI and FDDI concentrators for strategic networks.
The company's comprehensive line of SK-NET NICs is ideally
suited to secure-server-based public- and private-sector
computing environments, such as electronic commerce,
finance, healthcare, imaging, and other bandwidth-intensive
applications, as well as to enterprise systems developed
by SAP and Baan. SysKonnect is a subsidiary of Marvell
Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) of Sunnyvale, CA,
the leading global semiconductor provider of complete
broadband communications solutions for the data communications
and storage markets.
BERKELEY LAB, NERSC TO FEATURE TALKS ON CLIMATE, CLUSTERS,
COLLIDING BLACK HOLES AND MORE (BOOTH R-1761)
The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory and National Energy Research Scientific Computing
Center will host 14 presentations at SC2002 on Tuesday,
Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20. All talks will be given
in the Berkeley Lab booth (R-1761), located in the DOE
Science Area. Among the speakers will be LBNL scientists,
NERSC users from Oak Ridge and Los Alamos national labs
and a Max-Planck-Institut in Germany, as well as Unlimited
Scale Inc. A complete list of speakers, times and topics
can be found on the Web at.
TERAGRID TO SMART TECH, NCSA/ALLIANCE BOOTH TO SHOW
TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGIES TODAY (BOOTH R-1249)
Visitors to booth R1249 at SC2002 will get a peek at
the power of the TeraGrid, learn about the technology
behind the IntelliBadge project, observe the capabilities
of an early version of the NEESgrid, see visualizations
of supernovae explosions and black hole collisions,
and much more. The booth is the research exhibit of
the National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance)
and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
(NCSA). Several demonstrations will utilize a 32-node
TeraGrid Linux cluster--IBM servers with Intel's Itanium2(tm)
processor--which will be distributed at the Alliance
booth and three of its TeraGrid partner booths. Another
presentation will highlight the use of an early version
of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
grid, or NEESgrid. For those who want to know what it
took to develop the IntelliBadge project, two NCSA researchers
will demonstrate the interactive database and visualization
technologies that were used to create and support IntelliBadge.
For a full schedule of NCSA/Alliance demonstrations,
stop by booth R-1249.