September Edition, Sept. 25, 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
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SC2003, under the theme Igniting Innovation,"
will be held Nov. 15-21 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention
Center in Phoenix, AZ.
CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOMS GOING FAST, BOOK YOURS NOW
If you havent booked your hotel room for SC2003
yet and want to be sure youre staying in a hotel
served by conference shuttle buses to the convention
center, make your reservation now. Almost all room blocks
held by the conference are sold out and while new hotels
may be added, they will be located further from the
convention center. Conference-sponsored shuttle buses
will only serve hotels listed on the SC2003
hotels web pages.
Only three hotels the Hyatt Regency, Wyndham
Phoenix and Ramada Inn are within easy walking
distance of the convention center.
Canceled reservations are subject to a cancellation
fee. Cancellations made after 4 p.m. (Mountain Standard
Time) Monday, October 27, will be charged the first
nights room and tax by the assigned hotel.
More information is available from the Hotel
Reservations web page.
REGISTER BY FRIDAY, OCT. 10, TO QUALIFY FOR LOWER
Advance registration for the SC2003 Technical Program
and Tutorials ends Friday, Oct. 10. Registering in advance
for the Technical Program can save up to $170 for ACM
and IEEE members and $205 for non-members. Buying a
two-day Tutorials passport by Oct. 10 costs just $595
for members or $755 for nonmembers, while the late-registration
cost will be $825 and $1,035 respectively. To qualify
for the lower rates, registration and payment must be
received by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Oct. 10.
registration is available for all aspects of
the SC2003 conference.
ONLINE ADVANCE PROGRAM LISTS PAPERS, PANELS, POSTERS,
PLENARIES AND MORE
This year's technical program includes 29 full and half-day
tutorials, 60 technical papers, eight panel discussions
and a series of Masterworks sessions. Visionaries and
well-known leaders will speak on the state of high-performance
computing and participate in lively panel discussions.
The complete technical program is now available in the
program. The format allows attendees to create
their own custom schedule for the conference.
TUTORIALS FILLING FAST, SIGN UP NOW TO SECURE YOUR
Organizers of the SC2003 Tutorials Program received
a record number of proposals this year, and this interest
is mirrored by the strong early registration for the
29 tutorials that made the cut. This year's tutorial
program, one of the largest tutorial programs at any
computing-related conference, will include courses on
programming tools and languages such as MPI, Python,
UPC, Co-Array Fortran, and OpenMP, network security,
performance measurement and modeling, and high-performance
storage and I/O.
Given the growing importance of distributed computing,
a key focus will be tutorials covering building and
administering grids, using TeraGrid, high-performance
data transport, and distributed/collaborative visualization.
New technologies covered will include the Lustre filesystem,
regional optical networks, energy conservation techniques
for servers, and, in a unique attempt to peek "over
the horizon," quantum information processing.
New for SC2003 will be a selection of "hands-on"
tutorials offering attendees the chance to try prepared
demos and exercises in a laboratory setting as part
of the session, which will allow participants to build
a grid, profile an application on one of the worlds
largest parallel machines, run an application on the
TeraGrid, or install and test a powerful cluster
all under close supervision of the leading experts in
Seating is limited for each of the tutorials, which
are either half-day or full-day sessions, depending
on the topic. A full list
of tutorials is now posted. Information about
registering for a single session or a one-day or two-day
passport, is on the SC2003 registration
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
Final version of handouts for Tutorials due
Application deadline for Student Volunteers
Advance registration ends.
Guaranteed-rate hotel reservations close.
Deadline for certification of all SC Global Satellite
Notification of acceptance for Exhibitor Forum
CONFERENCE DATES NOVEMBER 15-21
November 15-18 SC2003 Education Program in session
November 16-17 SC2003 Tutorial Program in session
November 17 SC2003 Exhibits Gala Opening
November 18-20 SC2003 Exhibits open
November 18-20 SC Global events
November 18-21 SC2003 Technical Program presentations
November 19 SC2003 Student Days in session