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
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.
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.
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.