in High Performance Computing to Speak at SC2002
sessions to be offered on the Web
Some of the worlds biggest names in high performance computing and
networking research, including National Science Foundation Director Rita
Colwell, will speak at SC2002, to be held Nov. 16-22 at the Baltimore
Convention Center. All plenary sessions will be netcast, taking advantage
of the unique capabilities of SCinet, the conference's state-of-the-art
The plenary talks
will provide attendees with information that comes straight from the sources:
the people involved in the most cutting-edge research and those who create
the technological innovations that will change the world. Speakers include
key scientific leaders and notable researchers involved in major projects
in astrophysics, environmental science, and medicine.
speakers are some of the most visionary and talented professionals in
science and high-performance computing today," said Dan Reed, SC2002
Technical Program chair and director of the National Center for supercomputing
Applications. "We greatly appreciate their willingness to take the
time to share their insights with the participants in the SC2002 technical
program. I am confident that these sessions will encourage discussion
and stimulate new ideas among the audience members," added SC2002
General Chair Roscoe Giles.
- Rita Colwell,
director, National Science Foundation.
Computing: Getting us on the Path to Wisdom.
Colwell will cover advances in computation that have brought society
to a new era of transforming data into knowledge.
- Raymond Orbach,
director, Department of Energy Office of Science.
Scientific Discovery Through High End Computation.
Orbach will discuss the contributions of high performance computing
to scientific accomplishments.
- Julian Borrill,
staff scientist, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley
Computing the Cosmos: from Big Bang to Black Holes.
Borrill will talk about the ultimate astrophysics simulation: the entire
history of the universe, from the creation of spacetime in the Big Bang
to its local negation in a black hole singularity.
- Tetsuya Sato,
director-general, The Earth Simulator Center, Japan Marine Science and
The Earth Simulator.
Sato will review the progress of the reliable prediction of global environmental
changes using the Earth Simulator, the world' s fastest supercomputer,
which was designed to create a "virtual planet Earth" based
on a vast volume of data sent from satellites, buoys, and other worldwide
- Ron Kikinis,
director, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham
and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
High Performance Computing for Image Guided Therapy.
Kikinis will explain image guided therapy (IGT), which allows surgeons
to see through tissue. He will present examples of the successful execution
of IGT in real surgical and interventional procedures.
To see a schedule
for Plenary sessions, go to and click on "Plenaries."
for SC2002, go to .
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.
For more, see.
Jon Bashor, JBashor@lbl.gov
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Karen Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Center for Supercomputing Applications