Edition, August 22, 2002
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under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights,"
will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, Md.
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.
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.
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.".
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 .
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.