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August Edition, August 22, 2002

This newsletter provides short articles about the conference, upcoming dates and deadlines, and program developments. We hope you find this information useful, but if not, please send an email to majordomo@ncsa.uiuc.edu with the words "unsubscribe SC2002newsletter" in the body of the email. You can also find the latest information at .

SC2002, under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, Md.

ADVANCE PROGRAM POSTCARD ARRIVING SOON
A postcard announcing the availability of the SC2002 Advance Program on the Web will soon be sent to attendees of past SC conferences. The Advance Program provides an early look at the technical program, exhibitors, tutorials and other conference activities. Advance Program information will be put up on the SC2002 website over the next few weeks.

NSF's RITA COLWELL SELECTED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Rita R. Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at SC2002, officially kicking off the technical program with her talk on Tuesday, Nov. 19. She has been head of the NSF since August 1998. Before coming to NSF, Dr. Colwell was president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (1991-1998), and remains a professor of microbiology and biotechnology (on leave) at the University Maryland. She was also a member of the National Science Board from 1984 to 1990. A nationally respected scientist and educator, she has authored or co-authored 16 books and more than 600 scientific publications. She produced the award-winning film, Invisible Seas, and has served on editorial boards of numerous scientific journals.

BALTIMORE HOTELS FILLING UP FOR SC2002, RESERVE ROOMS NOW
Rooms set aside for SC2002 attendees at downtown Baltimore hotels are filling up, with both the Days Inn and the Holiday Inn being virtually sold out. To see what each hotel has to offer or to make your room reservations, go to and click on "housing.".

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, IS DEADLINE FOR HPC CHALLENGE ENTRIES
Applications to compete for cash prizes in the HPC Challenge at SC2002 will be accepted until Sunday, Sept. 1. This year's challenge will honor participants in three categories: Most Innovative Data Intensive Application, Most Geographically Distributed Application and Most Heterogeneous Set of Platforms. Contestants will run their applications for a panel of judges on Wednesday, November 20, at the conference. For more information on the HPC Challenge and submitting an application, go to .

EXHIBITOR FORUM SUBMISSIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 1
The SC Exhibitor Forum, which provides industry exhibitors an opportunity to give presentations about technical achievements, R&D breakthroughs and future technology paths, will be accepting applications through Sunday. Sept. 1. For more information, go to and click on "Exhibitor Forum."

ORDER YOUR EXHIBITOR BADGES ON THE WEB
Industry and Research Exhibitors at SC2002 can order their exhibitor badges online at the SC2002 website. Go to and click on "industry" or "research" to find a link to the form. There is a limit of 10 names per submission. If an individual is signed up as a Technical Program Registrant, then you must supply the Registration ID Number for that person. Exhibitor badges cost $100 each.

SC2002 STUDENT DAYS PROGRAM TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO HPC
This year's SC2002 Conference will offer two days dedicated to students, with more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students participating in the SC2002 Student Days Program on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21. Registration is now open. For more information, go to educ_stud.html.

The SC2002 Education Committee added Students Days to its education program to give students a first-hand opportunity to hear about high-performance computing and opportunities within the field. The students will meet with educators, researchers, administrators, and potential employers.

INTERESTED IN BEING A STUDENT VOLUNTEER? APPLY BY SEPT. 6
Students interested in working at the SC2002 conference as volunteers must apply by Friday, Sept. 6. In exchange for working about 20-25 hours during the conference, student volunteers are provided with a hotel room, meals, and an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies in computing and networking and computational science breakthroughs. For more information about being a student volunteer, go to attend_sv.html.

SCinet STILL ACCEPTING EXHIBITOR NETWORK CONNECTION REQUESTS
There is still time for Exhibitors to submit network connection requests to SCinet, the network services provider for SC2002. Exhibitors received their SCinet account information via email on July 29. Network connection requests can be made via the SCinet Web page at http://scinet.supercomp.org. Exhibitors with questions about their accounts may contact SCinet at registration@scinet.supercomp.org.

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