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SC16 Kicks Off with HPC Matters Plenary on Precision Medicine
Exhibitors and Volunteer Guides Needed for High School Tours
Ready for SC16? Check Out These Nifty Online Planning Tools
Don't Miss This Year's HPC Impact Showcase
Call for Nominations: 2017 Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach, Ken Kennedy Awards

SC16 Kicks Off with HPC Matters Plenary on Precision Medicine: 5:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14
The success of precision medicine research programs hinge on harnessing the power of HPC to analyze volumes of complex genomics and other biological datasets that simply can’t be processed by humans alone.

This year, SC16 is bringing together a highly esteemed panel of experts focused on advancing precision medicine for this year's HPC Matters Plenary. You won't want to miss their diverse perspectives on the future of precision medicine and how it will impact society. Click here for a complete list of panelists and more information. 
The HPC Matters Plenary is open to all attendees and exhibitors and will be held on Monday, Nov. 145:45 p.m. in Ballroom-Full at the Salt Lake City Convention Center.

Exhibitors, Volunteer Guides Needed for High School Tours
SC16 will host local Salt Lake City high school students on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Students will listen to two talks on high performance computing and go Ballroom BD of the convention center.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help guide students on the exhibit floor and exhibitors to host students for a short time at their booth. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christine Harvey (

Speakers who will address the students are:
  • Thomas J. Lange, retired Director of Modeling & Simulation, R&D,Procter & Gamble and currently with Technology, Optimization & Management LLC, will talk about the role of HPC in improving consumer products.
  • Henry Neeman, Director of the University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research, will explain "What the Heck is Supercomputing?"

Ready for SC16? Some Nifty Online Planning Tools
Here are some tools to help SC16 attendees navigate the Exhibit Hall while in Salt Lake City:
  • Review the SC16 virtual tote bag, which allows you to view exhibitor invitations, learn about new products and also check out who is giving away the free gear. Check it out
  • SC16 will be busy and we encourage you to become familiar with all the SC16 exhibitors before arriving. Search the exhibitor list by product, by industry or research, or view all the exhibitors. Exhibitor List  

Don't Miss This Year's HPC Impact Showcase
Come to the HPC Impact Showcase and see how your current and future customers are using HPC to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace. HPC practitioners from GE, Rolls Royce, Total, Disney, Ancestry.Com and others will talk about how they use HPC to gain competitive advantage.

The Showcase runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and is open to all SC16 attendees with any type of badge. See for details and a schedule.

Call For Nominations: 2017 Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach, Ken Kennedy Awards
Each year, SC showcases not only the best and brightest stars of high performance computing, but also its rising stars and those who have made a lasting impression. Some of the most prestigious awards given at SC are the Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach and Ken Kennedy Awards that honor the memory of three greats in high performance computing. Each award winner will give a presentation on his or her work.

Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award
For contributions to high  performance computing systems that  best  exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal memento and  honorarium of $10,000.

Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
A certificate and a $2,000 honorarium, is presented annually to an individual for “an outstanding contribution in the application of high  performance computers using innovative approaches.”
ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award
A certificate and $5,000 honorarium are awarded jointly by the ACM and  the IEEE Computer Society for outstanding contributions to programmability or productivity in high  performance computing together with significant community service or mentoring contributions.
Deadline: July 2017
All nomination details available at
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