Will Highlight the Promise of Computing
BALTIMORE, November 13, 2002--The people, companies, and research centers
that have made computing an integral part of communications, medicine,
education, and business over the last two decades will converge on Baltimore
next week, as SC2002, the world's largest high-performance computing and
networking conference, meets at the Baltimore Convention Center Nov. 16
Among the highlights
of the show will be:
- The most advanced
network in the history of the conference, put together by more than
50 volunteers representing at least 35 companies. Called SCinet, the
SC network will be able to transmit 40 billion bits of data per second--enough
bandwidth to download a DVD-quality, feature-length movie in less than
- Exhibits with stunning
imagery from scientists who use high-performance computers to visualize
research data related to human biology, environmental sciences, astronomy,
and much more.
- Exhibits by the
world's leading technology companies--including IBM, Hewlett-Packard,
Sun Microsystems, SGI, Intel, and Dell--the world's leading research
universities, and government agencies, all sharing the same show floor.
- Displays by the
U.S. Defense Department that show how cutting-edge technology has been
integrated into national defense systems.
- A keynote address
by Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation, highlighting
how powerful computers are helping transform deluges of data into knowledge
that can better our world.
- An Education Program
aimed at helping high school and college teachers use computer modeling
and other technological tools to improve classroom science education.
- A talk by Raymond
L. Orbach, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science,
on the role of high-end computing in scientific discovery.
- A presentation
by Tetsuya Sato of Japan's Earth Simulator Center on the world's fastest
computer, the Earth Simulator System.
- Two panel discussions
on the role of technology in national security.
- A demonstration
of "smart" technology called IntelliBadge that will allow
attendees to track people and events in real time.
SC2002 brings together scientists, engineers, visualization artists, programmers,
and managers to share ideas and to glimpse the future of high performance
networking and computing, data analysis and management, visualization,
and computational modeling. The conference is sponsored by the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and by the Association
for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture.
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Note to Editors: Media
representatives with proper credentials can attend the conference at no
charge. A reception and gala opening of the exhibit hall is set for 7
p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. A VIP walkthrough of the hall is planned for 6 p.m.
Contact Karen Green or stop by the Media Room at the Baltimore Convention
Center (Room 333). Beta SP B-role tapes will be available for broadcast
SC2002 PR Chair
410-649-6074 (SC2002 media room)