The latest edition of the SC09 newsletter is out; it’s not up on the website yet, but Rich Brueckner from Sun has linked to it here (thanks, Rich).
Technical Panel Proposals Due May 1
Now is the time to begin planning your participation in SC09. We are seeking proposals for panel sessions covering exciting topics that are relevant, timely, and thought provoking. We are looking for panels offering diverse points of view, balanced discussion, and opportunities for audience participation. As in previous years, these sessions are expected to engender lively and even passionate debate. Submissions centered around this year’s SC technology thrust areas, bio-computing, sustainability, and the 3D internet, are especially encouraged.
Submissions Open for the SC09 Storage Challenge (due July 27)
The Storage Challenge is a competition showcasing applications and environments that effectively use storage subsystems in high performance computing, which is often the limiting system component. Submissions are requested that can be based upon tried and true production systems as well as research or proof of concept projects not yet in production. Participants will describe their implementations and present measurements of performance, scalability and storage subsystem utilization. Judging will be based on these measurements as well as innovation and effectiveness; maximum size and peak performance are not the sole criteria. Finalists will be chosen on the basis of submissions that are in the form of proposals; they will present their completed results in a technical session during the conference from which the winner(s) will be selected.
The deadline for the Student Cluster Competition is also July 27 (more info), and the 2009 Summer Workshop schedule for undergraduate faculty has been announced
The workshops topics include: Introduction to Computational Thinking, May 25-30: Calvin College, July 5-11: Atlanta University Center, and August 2- 8: University of Arkansas; Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators, May 17-23: Oklahoma State University; Computational Biology for Biology Educators, June 7-13: University of California Merced; Computational Physics for Physics Educators, June 14-20: Widener University; Parallel Programming and Cluster Computing, June 7-13: Kean University, July 5-11: Louisiana State University, and August 9-15: U Oklahoma; Computational Sciences in the Grades 6-12 Classroom, July 12-18: University of Florida; Computational Engineering for Engineering Educators, July 12-18: Ohio Supercomputer Center.
You can subscribe to the SC09 newsletter, and read past issues, here.