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Interview: SC14 Exhibits Chair Christine Cuicchi

Christine Cuicchi

This week SC14 Blog is featuring an interview with Exhibits Chair Christine Cuicchi from DoD Mod.

Finalists Compete for Gordon Bell Prize in HPC


Today ACM announced the finalists for the prestigious 2014
Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding achievement in HPC that helps solve critical science and engineering problems.

Interview: SC14 Chair Trish Damkroger

Trish Damkroger

The SC14 communications team interviewed Trish to get her perspective on this year’s Supercomputing Conference. “There is a wealth of knowledge from experienced SC volunteers who continue to provide their expertise year after year. The volunteers of SC are the heart of creating the thriving conference each year. My job is to keep them motivated and moving in the same direction.”

Budget Pressures Squeeze SC14 Broader Engagement


The SC14 Broader Engagement Program is designed to increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally under-represented in HPC. And while the BE program received 153 applications this year, the budget will only allow for 61 participants to attend SC14 in New Orleans. This number is down significantly from 2011, when some 150 participants were able to travel to the conference.

SC14 Technical Program: an Interview with Jack Dongarra

Jack Dongarra

“Over the years I have chaired many parts of the Technical Program, but never had a chance to chair the whole Technical Program. SC plays an important role in the high-performance community. It is through the SC Conference that HPC practitioners get an overview of the field, get to showcase our important work, and network with the community.”

Georg Hager Interview on the Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

Georg Hager, Erlangen Regional Computing Center

Over at the Data Stack, Mike Bernhardt has posted an interview with Georg Hager, who lead Team Germany to victory in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge at SC13. People are interested in performance, that’s why they attend SC (mostly). But there is such little competition outside the academic peer review that an idea such as […]

SC14 Publishes Technical Program

SC14 Chair Trish Damkroger

The SC14 conference has posted their full Technical Program schedule. “With SC’s new theme, ‘HPC matters’, SC14 attendees can expect a fresh look at high performance computing. SC14 will not only bring HPC’s emerging techniques and innovative applications to New Orleans, but they will also deliver a stronger message of just how much HPC impacts our lives.”

When Students Compete, the Whole HPC Community Wins

Members of the University of Texas, Austin took top honors in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Jon Bashor from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory describes how the Student Cluster Competitions benefit the HPC community at large.

Farber to Teach All-Day Tutorial At SC14


Over at TechEnablement, Rob Farber writes that he will be teaching an all-day tutorial “From ‘Hello World’ to Exascale Using x86, GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors” (tut106s1) at SC14 in New Orleans. The tutorial takes place on Sunday November 16, 2014.

Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge Returns to SC14

Parallel Universe

Today Intel announced it will hold its second Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge at SC14, November 17-20, 2014 in New Orleans.