May Edition, May 22, 2003
Greetings and welcome to the 2003 edition of the SC
conference series official newsletter. If you are receiving
this newsletter, it is because you attended a previous
SC conference. The newsletter is intended to give you
useful, up-to-date information about SC2003 through
short articles and a lot of urls and email addresses.
It will be distributed at least once each month up to
the time of the conference. To unsubscribe from our
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be posted on the SC2003 website.
SC2003, under the theme Igniting Innovation,"
will be held Nov. 15-21 in Phoenix, AZ.
Online Reservations Website for SC2003 Hotels Opens
Monday, June 2
If youre planning on attending SC2003, its
a good idea to reserve your hotel room as soon as you
can the website for making hotel reservations
goes live on Monday, June 2. Making your reservation
early means youll have a better chance of getting
the room you want and getting the government
rate, if applicable. However, several hotels in the
conference block this year are offering rooms at rates
close to the government rate. All rooms are sold on
a first-come, first-served basis. More information about
the hotels, with links to a list of rates and location
map, is on the SC2003 Hotel
The SC2003 conference hotels in Phoenix are located
at varying distances from the convention center, as
at SC2000 in Dallas. While some are within easy walking
distance, the other hotels will be served by frequent
shuttle buses. When looking at the map of hotels, remember
that the distances are deceptive and most of the hotels
are within a 5-mile radius of the Phoenix Civic Plaza
Convention Center. The airport is also only about 12-15
minutes from the convention center. While the conference
will again provide shuttle bus service between the conference
hotels and the convention center, conference attendees
who book rooms at hotels outside the conference reservation
block will have to make their own transportation arrangements
for getting to the convention center.
Panels Applications Due June 1
SC Conference panels have a reputation for being thought-provoking,
entertaining, even controversial, and this year's
crop promises to be just as lively. If you have a
panel topic idea, contact the technical program panels
committee as soon as possible with your topic, proposed
panelists, and suggested chair. All panel proposals
must be received by Sunday, June 1.
Education Program Deadline Approaching Fast
The SC2003 Education Program teaches undergraduate faculty
and K-12 teachers about high performance computing and
communications tools and resources that can enhance
classroom instruction. Participants learn about approaches
to using modeling and visualization in the classroom,
including numerical modeling, algebraic modeling, dynamic
modeling systems, and agent modeling. Teams of teachers
can apply for the program through May 30. More information
and an application form is available.
Research Exhibits Update
There has been some confusion about deadlines for submitting
applications for booths in the SC2003 Research Exhibits
area. The Research Exhibits committee apologizes for
this and extends its thanks to the 81 exhibitors who
submitted applications in April. Booth selection began
the week of May 12. If you have already submitted an
application, you will be notified by email when it is
your turn to select a booth. For those research organizations
who have not yet submitted an application, there is
still time. The application form is available on the
research exhibits page of the SC2003 website.
Those with questions can contact the committee. Thanks
again for your interest the Research Exhibits
team looks forward to putting together the best research
exhibits area possible.
Nominations Sought For Seymour Cray & Sidney
Nominations are being sought for the Seymour Cray Computer
Engineering Award and the Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award.
These awards, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society,
will be presented during the awards ceremony at SC2003
in Phoenix. The deadline for submitting nominations
for both the Cray and Fernbach awards is Thursday, July
31. Here is some more information about these awards:
The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award is given
to individuals whose innovative contributions to high
performance computing systems best exemplify the creative
spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists
of a crystal model, certificate, and honorarium of $10,000.
form and submission information is now available
on the web.
The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award was established
in 1992 in memory of Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers
in the development and application of high performance
computers for the solution of large computational problems.
A certificate and $2,000 are awarded for outstanding
contributions in the application of high performance
computers using innovative approaches. Read the nomination
form and submission information.
For more details on the Cray and Fernbach awards, please
see the poster.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
MAY 30, 2003
Applications for Education Program due
Applications for MSI Program due
JUNE 1, 2003
Submission deadline for Panels
JUNE 2, 2003
Hotel reservations system goes on line
JUNE 27, 2003
Notification of conditional acceptance for all SC Global
Notification of conditional acceptance for Technical
JULY 18, 2003
Submission deadline for High-Performance Bandwidth Challenge
statements of intent
JULY 31, 2003
Application deadline for HPC Challenge
Final version of Technical Papers due to confirm acceptance
Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) sessions
(without Access Grid use)
Submission deadline for Exhibitor Forum
Submission deadline for Posters
Submission deadline for Seymour Cray Computer Science
and Engineering Award
Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
Submission deadline for Research Exhibits abstracts
Online registration for SCinet network connections opens
AUGUST 8, 2003
Online registration opens
Submission deadline for High Performance Bandwidth Challenge