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Extensive, Innovative Submissions Promise a Wide-Ranging SC2002 Program

BALTIMORE, June 26, 2002 – Based on the tutorials and papers recently accepted for SC2002, the upcoming annual conference for high performance networking and computing promises the most wide-ranging, vibrant program ever offered.

Over the past few months, conference committees have pored over record numbers of tutorial submissions, as well as technical papers and panel applications, to put together a schedule of unprecedented scientific, technical, and educational offerings. This year's conference, with the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will convene Nov. 16-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

"Narrowing down the tutorials was a painful process. The proposals were exceptional, and almost all of them would have been accepted in previous years. We want to thank all those who took the time to submit proposals and encourage them to submit again, even if we could not accommodate them this year," said SC2002 Tutorials Chair Jeff Kuehn, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Reviewers on the Tutorials Committee accepted only 36 percent of submissions, whittling down a record 87 submissions to create a program of 17 full-day and 14 half-day tutorials covering topics across the spectrum of high performance computing and networking.

The Technical Papers Committee reviewed 231 submissions and accepted 67, which will be presented in 22 sessions over the course of the conference. The accepted papers focus on research with original experimental or theoretical results, innovative designs, and case studies related to high performance networking and computing.

Four Masterworks tracks, highlighting innovative uses and practices of advanced computing and communications to solve real-world problems, will cover infrastructure, life sciences, computer-aided engineering, and high performance business computing. "Our program will have great depth this year, and it reflects the concerns not only of our community, but the world community" said SC2002 Program Chair Dan Reed, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. "We will delve into the big issues, including homeland security and how to access and analyze the terabytes of scientific data collected every day by scientific instruments."

Conference registration opens at the SC2002 website on Monday, July 29. Keynote and state-of-the field speakers will be announced in early fall. Entries are still being sought for the High Performance Bandwidth Challenge, the Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, and the Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award (see the "awards" section of the website at ).

About SC2002
SC2002 brings together scientists, engineers, systems administrators, programmers, and managers to share ideas and 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. For more, see

Media contacts:

Jon Bashor,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Karen Green,
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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