Over at the SC16 Blog, Dan Stanzione from TACC writes that the conference is starting a multi-year emphasis designed to advance the state of the practice in the HPC community by providing a track for the professionals driving innovation and development in designing, building, and operating the world’s largest supercomputers, along with all of the system and application software that make them run effectively.
State-of-the-Practice submissions will add content about innovations and best practices development from the HPC service provider community into all aspects of the SC16 technical program, from tutorials and workshops to papers and posters. These submissions will be peer reviewed, as are all submissions to SC. However the evaluation criteria will acknowledge the fundamental difference between innovation that leads the state HPC practice in the field today and research results that will reshape the field tomorrow. If you are part of the SC community, but haven’t always felt that SC was the right venue to showcase your contributions the HPC body of knowledge, we want to encourage you to submit to the technical program on the re-invigorated “State-of-the-Practice” track.