The SC2003 technical program includes ten panels for presenting and discussing diverse points of view on timely topics. This includes one panel held in conjunction with SC Global, enabling worldwide participation. Panels are designed to allow audience participation in the discussion and to allow the audience to ask questions as well as hear the opinions of experts in the field.

All Friday morning panels are open to ALL SC03 registered attendees, exhibitors as well as technical program registrants. We sincerely hope that many of you who are not registered for the technical program will stay the extra day to participate in these panel discussions.

Panelists for the selected panels include high-ranking government officials, industry leaders and academics who are leaders in their fields. The panels not only address the current, state-of-the-art practices and technology but also project future trends going out to 2010 and beyond. Topics of discussion include HPC architecture, networking, benchmarking, government policies and open source software.

A few questions to be addressed by this year’s panelists include

  • How will network infrastructure change to tackle the data tsunami that is coming this decade?
  • What metrics should be used to define and measure High End Computing performance and what are the implications for computer designers and users?
  • What are the High End Computer Revitalization Task Force (HECRTF) results to date; how did it gather data; how do academia and industry view of the study?
  • What are the best practices and lessons learned to date by the Open Source Software community?
  • What is the long-term potential of the current crop of leading HPC architectures?

Robert Borchers, SC2003 Panels Chair
David Morton, SC2003 Panels Vice-Chair

Panels Schedule
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