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SC16 Selects Katharine Frase as Keynote Speaker
Deadlines Extended for Three SC16 Showcases
Congratulations to the 2016 SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship Recipients
Technical Program Preliminary Numbers Announced
Don't Miss the Exhibitor Forum - Deadline Sept. 15
Submit Nominations for the 2016 Excellence for Early Career Researchs in HPC Award
Nominations for 2016 HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards Due by August 12
Make Your SC16 Hotel Reservations Now!

SC16 Selects Katharine Frase as Keynote Speaker

Katharine Frase has been selected as the SC16 Keynote speaker. Her presentation, to be delivered Tuesday, November 15, will focus on “Cognitive Computing: How can we accelerate human decision making, creativity and innovation using techniques from Watson and beyond?”

“We are thrilled to have such an experienced pioneer and leader address pressing issues across so many industry fronts,” said John West, SC16 General Chair, from the Texas Advanced Computing Center. “Her discussion will be thought-provoking to everyone in the room – from industry veterans to those new to the field.”

Since October 2015, Frase has led the strategy and business development for IBM’s Watson Education unit, providing transformative solutions to improve student outcomes and support instructors across the education spectrum.
 
For the full article, click here.


Deadlines Extended for Emerging Technologies, Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics and HPC Impact Showcases
Deadlines for the Emerging Technologies Showcase and the Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase have been extended to Monday, August 15, and the HPC Impact Showcase deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 31.

SC16 is offering a wide range of showcases this year that provide fun, informal, interactive learning environments where you can engage with the creators of next-generation technologies in real time.

Click here for more details; click here to make a submission.


Congratulations to the 2016 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship Recipients
ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), in collaboration with Intel, announced the 14 first-ever recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship. The fellowship was established to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women and students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The recipients receive $15,000 annually for study anywhere in the world.
 

Technical Program Preliminary Numbers Released

SC16 has released preliminary results from its recent Technical Program committee meeting in Houston, Texas. During the meeting, 442 paper submissions were reviewed in nine different focus areas. Out of these papers, 81 (18.32% acceptance rate) were accepted for presentation at SC16.

The final list of accepted papers can be found in the SC16 technical program. The nine technical paper focus areas are algorithms; applications; architectures and networks; clouds and distributed computing; data analytics, visualization and storage; performance; programming systems; state of the practice; and systems software.

Don't Miss the Exhibitor Forum - Deadline Sept. 15

Each year, the Exhibitor Forum at SC provides manufacturers, vendors and HPC service providers with a venue to deliver a technical presentation that is open to both Exhibit and Technical Program attendees. This year’s forum will focus on forefront issues such as data, HPC services, usability, and networking. Topic areas include:

  • Hardware & Architecture
  • Moving, Managing & Storing Data
  • Effective Application of HPC
  • Software for HPC
  • HPC Futures & Exascale
  • Networking

All other factors, including order of submissions will have no bearing on acceptance. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please make sure to get abstracts in no later than 11:59 PM (EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 15 using the SC16 submission site. Each accepted presentation will be scheduled in a 30-minute slot on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning during the conference.

Questions and e-mail contact: exhibitor-forum@info.supercomputing.org


Submit Nominations for 2016 Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC Award
Nominations for the IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing are due Monday, August 15.
 
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing, the Technical Committee on Parallel Process and the Technical Committee on Computer Communications, the award recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field
of scalable computing within five years of receiving their Ph.D. as of January 1 of the year of the award.
 
Awards will be presented at SC16 in Salt Lake City and will be recognized by the IEEE Computer Society TCPP and TCCC websites, newsletters and archives.

Click here for more information about the award and how to submit a nomination.

Email contact: tchpc-awards@rdi2.rutgers.edu

Nominations for 2016 HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards Due by August 12
Time is running out! Only 10 days left to submit your nominations for the 2016 HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards, honoring the best of HPC.
 
The HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards give readers like you the opportunity to shine a light on the most exciting things happening in HPC today. Like always, the winners will be announced during SC16.  
 
Do your part - support the global HPC community and make your voice heard. Submit your favorite candidates for the 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards today! Nominations close at 11:59 pm PT, Friday, August 12.

Make Your SC16 Hotel Reservations Now!
Hotel rooms near the convention center are always in high demand, and this is certainly true for SC16. While many of the rooms have already been reserved, we still have many conveniently located rooms available. However, those will go fast so we advise you to make reservations soon. You can make your reservations by starting at this site: https://aws.passkey.com/event/14468451/owner/1418/home

For additional information, see: http://sc16.supercomputing.org/attendees/housing/

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