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Hyperion Research Invites Submissions for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Hyperion Research is accepting submissions for the 16th round of the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, to be announced at the SC20 (virtual) conference in November. Award entries are invited all countries and must be submitted by Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, by completing the form at https://www.hpcuserforum.com/innovationaward/. Hyperion asks that submissions include a clear description of the achievement’s […]

SC20 Drops Hybrid Hopes, Goes All Virtual; HPC User Forum Events Cancelled

Two HPC industry conferences have announced their decisions to change the status of their events: one will go virtual, the other is cancelled. SC20, which was to have been held in Atlanta, November 9-19, said last month it was working on plans for a hybrid in-person/virtual conference – now, according to conference General Chair Christine […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Rich Brueckner and Mike Bernhardt Talk Exascale and HPC Marketing: How the HPC Community Tells its Story to the World

After more than three decades in supercomputing as a strategic marketing and communications executive, Mike Bernhardt has seen the HPC community evolve through the many phases of its existence. A “Perennial” (see below) at the annual SC industry conference, Bernhardt remains fascinated by the connection between leading-edge computation and scientific discovery. “In many ways, it’s […]

Record Number of Student Teams to Participate in the APAC HPC and AI Competition

The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC) in collaboration with the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore today announced the teams competing in the co-organized, third annual APAC HPC-AI Competition supporting student development and mastery in high performance computing and AI disciplines. Comprised of undergraduate and graduate competitors from some of Asia Pacific’s leading academic institutions, 30 teams […]

SC20 General Chair: We’re Planning for In-Person and Virtual Conference

SC20, scheduled for November 15-20 in Atlanta, is in the throes of planning for this year’s conference amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic – and conference General Chair Christine E. Cuicchi today said that in the months since the coronavirus outbreak, “the SC20 committee began planning for both in-person and virtual attendance.” Noting that  open registration for the conference will begin on August 14, Cuicchi also said the conference planning committee will provide updates (here) on the event’s status as the course of the pandemic unfolds.

Registration Opens for SC20 Housing

Registration is now open for the SC20 conference. The event is scheduled to take place Nov. 15-20 in Atlanta. “SC20 has room blocks reserved at hotels in the vicinity of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A range of prices and hotel types are available. Hotel reservations can be made online using onPeak’s Compass reservation system. Established in 1988, the annual SC conference continues to grow steadily in size and impact each year. Approximately 5,000 people participate in the technical program, with about 11,000 people overall.”

Why WINS Is an Ideal Opportunity for Women in IT Networking

The SC20 WINS program offers a terrific opportunity for women in networking help build the SCinet at the conference, working side-by-side with the world’s leading network and software engineers and top network technology vendors. “WINS provides selected candidates with travel support, per diem and full access to the SC conference as part of SCinet, SC’s dedicated high-capacity network infrastructure. They join SCinet teams that coincide with their field of interest, where they work side by side with world-leading network and software engineers from diverse labs and universities, as well as top technology manufacturers, to create an incredibly fast, ephemeral network system.”

Video: A Preview of SC20 in Atlanta

In this video, SC20 General Chair Christine E. Cuicchi from the DoD Modernization Program previews the Supercomputing conference coming to Atlanta in November. “Christine Cuicchi is director of the Navy Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (Navy DSRC), operated by the Commander, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Command (CNMOC). The center provides HPC, storage, networks, and computational expertise which are available to over 2,500 RDT&E, S&T, and acquisition professionals in the DoD.”

Michela Taufer from University of Delaware to Chair SC19

“We are excited to have the benefit of Dr. Taufer’s leadership for SC19,” says John West, director of strategic initiatives at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and chair of the SC Steering Committee. “This conference has a unique role in our community, and we depend upon the energy, drive, and dedication of talented leaders to keep SC fresh and relevant after nearly 30 years of continuous operation. The Steering Committee also wants to express its gratitude for the commitment that the University of Delaware is making by supporting Michela in this demanding service role.”

Mark Your Calendars: Here are the SC Conference Cities Through 2020

According to statements made at the SC15 booth selection meeting, the SC conference will go hit a number of surprising cities from 2015 through 2020.