Welcome to SC2002 and Baltimore!
This 15th Annual
SC conference brings together a worldwide community to celebrate its
achievements and envision the future of high performance computing,
networking, and data technologies. Our theme, "From Terabytes to
Insights," emphasizes the opportunity to use technology to transform
an ever-increasing flow of data into the knowledge that will impact
education, science, business, government, and every aspect of society.
The technical program
features an outstanding set of speakers in plenary, masterworks,
and papers -- who address key technical, policy, and real-world application
issues of HPC. Tutorials and the Education program provide unparalleled
opportunities for learning at and beyond the conference. Panel discussions
and Birds of a Feather sessions are opportunities for community interaction
and discussion. The Awards program recognizes the highest achievements
in our field and at the conference.
We feature a record
number of exhibits from the worlds top technology companies, cutting-edge
start-ups, research centers, government labs, and top universities,
providing an incomparable view of our countrys accomplishments.
Posters are integrated into the new Academic Village section
of the exhibition. And SCinet 2002, in place for the duration of the
conference, is one of the most powerful networks on earth.
demonstration project will link smart sensor technology
to on-the-floor computing and visualization resources as a service to
attendees. Technical program attendees who participate in IntelliBadge
will be able to pinpoint events that meet their needs and interests,
locate people with similar interests, and even find restaurants to suit
We invite you to
enjoy colorful, historic Baltimore, a city of great writers (Edgar Allen
Poe, H. L. Mencken), great musicians (Eubie Blake, Billie Holiday),
and the home of Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key penned "The
Star Spangled Banner." The citys Inner Harbor is a perfect
example of a rejuvenated inner city neighborhood. Conference hotels,
restaurants, and entertainment facilities such as Harborplace, the National
Aquarium, and the Maryland Science Center are an easy walk from the
So, whether you want to build the worlds most powerful supercomputer, develop lasting scientific collaborations, or simply glimpse the future technologies that will shape our world, you have come to the right place SC2002 in Baltimore!
Roscoe Giles, General
Chair, Boston University