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SC16 Exhibition to Host 350+ Exhibitors
SC16 to Offer Childcare Services for First Time
Apply Now for SC16 Early Career Program for HPC Professionals
Experience the 'Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates' Program
SC16 Not Your First? Consider Signing Up to Mentor a Student
Think There's Nothing to Do in Salt Lake City? Think Again

SC16 Exhibition to Host 350+ HPC Exhibitors

More than 350 organizations from industry, research institutions, universities and national laboratories are expected to participate in the SC16 Exhibition. This means SC16 attendees walking the exhibit hall floor will be treated to the largest, most comprehensive display of products, services and innovations in HPC, networking, storage and related fields - solutions that will keep them on the cutting edge of their profession.
Click here to see the SC16 Exhibitor List
To join the list of exhibitors, contact

SC16 to Offer Childcare Services for First Time
In an effort to be a more "family friendly" organization, SC16 for the first time will offer 60 hours of professional childcare services at the Salt Palace Convention Center during the hours of the conference. 

“Today it seems that, more often, both adults in a household are working, and we wanted to be an organization that recognizes that fact,” says John West, SC16 General Chair from the Texas Advanced Computing Center. “We did not want conference attendance to be a choice of either/or for such households.”

Regardless of whether both parents are involved in the field or not, this new service will provide an opportunity for the family to be together while one or both parents enjoy either parts or all of the conference, he added. "Of course, it is entirely optional, but we listened to our audience and this seemed to be a growing need. I realize this is a small step, but hopefully it is the first of many more small steps to come.”

Children between the ages of 6 months to 12 years are eligible to participate. The majority of the cost for childcare is being covered by SC16, and a nominal fee will be charged for the services. Over the next several months, more information will follow regarding the specific details as well as a web-based sign-up process.

Apply Now for SC16 Early Career Program for HPC Professionals
Are you interested in making a big impression during the first five years of your career? Applications are being accepted through July 31 for the SC16 Early Career Program for Professionals. 

The Early Career Program is designed to equip participants for significant contributions in their new careers by building skills related to obtaining funding, identifying publishing venues, establishing long-term mentor relationships and effectively managing their time. The program is intended for people in their first five years of a permanent position (assistant professors, and members of the technical staff).

Sessions will be held in a workshop format on Monday, Nov. 14 before SC16 starts to allow participants to enjoy the full technical program. The program includes formal presentations, time for peer mentoring, a speed mentoring session to meet 4-5 potential long-term senior mentors and an organized lunch for informal networking.

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Experience the 'Experience HPC for Undergraduates' Program

The Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program gives undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above an introduction to HPC research topics and techniques. The program covers travel expenses for students to attend SC16, including registration for the full Technical Program at the conference.

Deadline to apply is July 15, 2016. For more information and to apply go to:

SC16 Not Your First? Consider Signing Up to Mentor a Student

The Students@SC Program is a again matching students with experienced SC attendees in a Mentor-Protégé Program. If you have SC and career experience you’d like to pass on to a promising student, consider signing up as a mentor when registering for the conference.

At SC15, Ph.D. Student Lingfei (Teddy) Wu was matched with Olaf Storaasli, who has been attending SC since 1989 and has worked for several leading HPC organizations. Read more about their experience and the Mentor-Protégé Program.

Think There's Nothing to Do in Salt Lake City? Think Again

Over the years, Salt Lake has collected an impressive array of stereotypes - some warranted, some not, some downright hilarious. Regardless, it's amusing how quickly visitors shed those stereotypes once they arrive. 
Visit to plan your excursions beyond the doors of the convention center.
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