SC15 Releases Short Video Explaining Why High Performance Computing is Important to NASA
NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Shishir Pandya explains how high performance computers (HPCs) help advance airplane and rocket technologies to save fuel and make travel more affordable for the public. According to Pandya it is also critical to be pushing technology further to search for that next breakthrough.
This is another chapter in a series of short videos focusing on why HPC is important and of critical value to society. It is part of a three-year SC "HPC Matters" campaign. Click here to view the entire HPC Matters video library. Also, once again, there will be an HPC Matters Plenary during the conference. This year's chosen speaker is Intel's Diane Bryant - recently named one of the top 51 most powerful women by Forbes. To view those details, click here.
Berkeley Lab's Katherine Yelick Selected as Recipient of 2015 ACM/IEEE-CS Kennedy Award
ACM and IEEE Computer Society have named Katherine Yelick of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as the recipient of the 2015 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for innovative research contributions to parallel computing languages that have been used in both the research community and in production environments. She was also cited for her strategic leadership of the national research laboratories and for developing novel educational and mentoring tools.
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Record Submissions Promise Strong Poster Session
A record number of poster submissions for SC15 promises one of the strongest research poster programs with 114 research posters and 25 ACM Student Research Competition Posters diligently selected by the SC15 Posters Committee. Attendees registered for the conference Tech Program are invited to the posters reception at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for open discussions with poster authors, food and beverages. This year's posters authors have been encouraged to embed multi-media elements into the posters to enhance the poster experience. ACM SRC poster oral presentations by the competition finalists will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18.
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Don't Miss the High-quality Exhibits at the SC15 Emerging Technologies Track
The SC15 Emerging Technologies track includes ten high-quality exhibits chosen from over thirty submissions following a rigorous peer review process. This year we have an exciting range of exhibitors ranging from System on Chip (SoC) devices optimized for HPC, new memory and interconnect architectures, to advanced cooling techniques.
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions take Flight during SC15
Due to popularity, the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) activity will add sessions throughout the day (Tuesday through Thursday) in parallel with other elements of the Technical Program. The traditional BOF sessions at lunch and dinner will continue.
The BOF sessions are among the most interactive, popular, and well-attended sessions of the SC Conference Series, and cover diverse topics that include hardware and software research; government program updates; and various areas of computational science. BOFs are open to both Exhibitor and Technical Program attendees.
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Try the New Tags Feature of the SC15 Schedule
To help attendees find content of interest to them, SC has added hashtags to all program content. This new capability allows attendees to find content across all the elements and times of the program schedule including Papers, Panels, Posters, and BOFs. Try it at http://sc15.supercomputing.org/schedule.
HPCwire to Announce Readers' Choice Awards during SC15
Eager to hear the results of the 2015 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards? Interested to win a free Bose speaker? Join HPCwire at SC booth #1225 to view the complete list of award winners, claim your free HPCwire baseball cap and enter for a chance to win a Bose speaker!
For exclusive LIVEwire coverage of SC15, and the complete list of Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Winners, please visit us at www.hpcwire.com.