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Advance Registration Opens July 29 for SC2002
NSF Director Rita Colwell Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

BALTIMORE, July 29, 2002 – Registration opens today (July 29) for SC2002, the annual conference of high performance networking and computing. This year's conference, with the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will convene Nov. 16-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The deadline for advance registration and housing at the conference rate is October 11, 2002. Attendees who register in advance benefit from lower fees and may pick up their conference materials at the Baltimore Convention Center. Online registration information can be found at .

The upcoming conference promises the most wide-ranging, vibrant program ever offered. Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation, will present the keynote address, and visionaries and well-known leaders will speak on the state of the field. Experts will participate in lively panel discussions, including two sessions on the use of information technology for homeland security. Several awards will be presented, including the High Performance Bandwidth Challenge, sponsored by Qwest.

The technical program includes 31 full and half-day tutorials, 67 technical papers, and 16 Masterworks sessions. Over 140 participants will set up industry and research exhibits. An education program offers hands-on sessions for teacher and faculty teams to help them incorporate computational tools into the classroom. SCinet, the conference's high-performance, production-quality network backbone uses the most advanced technology to make available more than 55 gigabits per second of wide area network connectivity to the national networks.

In addition to the conference's program of technical presentations and technology displays, for the first time in conference history, SC2002 technical program participants can take part in IntelliBadge™, a demonstration of "smart" technology. IntelliBadge participants will track events that fit their needs and interests, locate people of similar interests, view statistics on the conference, and win valuable prizes.

About SC2002
SC2002 brings together scientists, engineers, systems administrators, 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. For more, see .

Media contacts:

Jon Bashor,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Karen Green,
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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