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Announcement - Call for participation: SC08, November, U.S.

Last years SC07 conference was held in Reno, Nevada, U.S.. SC08, to be held in Austin, Texas, will be the 20th in the Supercomputing conference series.
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To be part of this year’s Supercomputing conference, SC08, check out the extensive call for participation released by the conference committee.

Registration opens the first week of August 2008, or, you can get involved in myriad other ways.

Technical Program
Submissions are due from April through July for the many opportunities in the Technical Program, which includes a robust range of offerings reflecting the highest levels of select research programs and accomplishments.

Education Program
The Education Program works with undergraduate faculty, administrators and college students to integrate computational science and high performance computing and communications technologies into the preparation of future scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and teachers. The program consists of intensive training sessions and presentations during the conference in Austin and summer workshops preceding the conference. The deadline for registering for the SC08 Education Program is 31 May 2008.

Broader Engagement Program
The SC08 Broader Engagement Program will provide participation grants and a number of opportunities and activities at SC08 to help broaden the engagement of individuals from around the globe, in groups and disciplines traditionally underrepresented in high performance computing or at the SC Conference series. Applications are due 1 August 2008.

Music Initiative
While music and musicians may not readily come to mind when you think of SC Conference attendees, it’s no secret that a large number of SC attendees are also composers, musicians and music lovers, as well as scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The SC08 Music Initiative will bring together all these dimensions, add them to the conference programs, and make music an exciting and enjoyable aspect of the SC08 Conference experience. Please contact the music committee if you are interested in helping create this initiative, compose, play, experiment or listen.

20th Anniversary Initiative
SC08 Austin occurs 20 years after the first SC Conference, SC88 in Orlando, Florida. This offers us the opportunity to look at—and celebrate—the progression of high performance computing and our community, and the impact of the SC Conference and HPC on society at large. An exhibit booth and video at the SC08 Conference will feature highlights from the past 20 years, contributed by people from academia, industry and government. You can also sign up to help create this exciting overview of our community’s accomplishments and advancements.

Student Volunteer Program
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply as volunteers to help with the administration of the conference. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest high performance computing and networking technologies and meet leading researchers from around the world while contributing to the success of SC08. Students will receive complimentary conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers) and most meals. Applications are due 1 August 2008.

HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program
The Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society and SC Conference series have established the High Performance Computing Ph.D. Fellowship Program , which seeks to help address the important issue of training the next generation of HPC scientists and engineers. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of at least US$5000 for one academic year.

At SC08, Industry and Research Exhibits from the world’s leading companies and organizations will be showcased in a dynamic, interactive environment. High performance computing, networking, storage, analysis, data management, scientific visualization and collaborative technology will all be featured. More than 200 exhibitors have already reserved booth space at SC08, but a limited amount of space is still available.


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