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7 Women in IT Chosen to Help Build, Manage SC16's Superfast Network
A Look Back at 30 Years of Gordon Bell Prize Winners
Meet the 2016 ACM/IEEE GMM HPC Fellowship Recipients
Make Space in Your Calendar for 12 Exciting SC16 Panels
Deadline for SIGHPC Student Travel Award is September 3
HPC Impact Showcase Deadline Extended to Sept. 15
Registered for SC16 Yet? Early Registration Ends Oct. 16

Seven Women in IT Chosen to Help Build and Manage SC16's Superfast Network
Seven women who work in IT departments at research institutions around the country have been chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the very high-capacity SC conference network, under the “Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)” program.
 
Now in its second year, WINS is a collaboration between the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER). Although women have been members of SCinet since the earliest days, but WINS was launched to further expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking.

Read the full story here.


A Look Back at 30 Years of Gordon Bell Prize Winners
Each year at SC, two key indicators of HPC performance are highlighted in an effort to provide a more accurate measure of overall performance than the theoretical peak performance levels sometimes touted by vendors.
 
One, the TOP500 list, details how fast the LINPACK benchmark runs on the top 500 supercomputers of those who submit their performance data. The other, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, was created in 1987 by Gordon Bell, who rose to fame as a computer designer for Digital Equipment Corp. Its goal is to recognize the scientists who push those systems to get the most scientific productivity out of them, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering and large-scale data analytics.
 
Now, for the first time, the SC conference has released a comprehensive list of all Gordon Bell winners since 1987. Read more in this SC16 blog post detailing the history of the Gordon Bell Prize.


Meet the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Recipients
The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) has announced that Johann Rudi of The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (The University of Texas at Austin) and Axel Huebl of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Technical University of Dresden) are the recipients of the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. The fellowship includes a $5,000 honorarium and travel expenses to attend SC16 in Salt Lake City on Thursday, November 17, where the GMM Fellowships will be formally presented.

Read more about this year's recipients in this SC16 blog post.

Make Space in Your Calendar for 12 Exciting SC16 Panels
The list of accepted panels are now in the online program. Each panel is tagged with keywords to help you select panels in your area of interest. Panels at SC16 will be among the most important and heavily attended events of the conference, with this year’s panel topics ranging from the reproducibility and repeatability in HPC to the post Moore’s era of supercomputing in 20 years, National Strategic Computing Initiative updates and more. Mark your calendar and join us in lively discussions and participations this November.
 
More information: http://sc16.supercomputing.org/submitters/panels/

Deadline for SIGHPC Student Travel Award to Attend SC16 is September 3
The deadline for submitting your SIGHPC student travel grant application for SC16 is rapidly approaching. These grants award up to $600 for students in North America and $1,200 for students whose travel originates elsewhere. These funds may be used toward air and ground transportation, food and hotel costs. Targeted students are undergraduates, masters and early-career Ph.D. students.

For additional details and to make an application, please refer to the SIGHPC web page: http://www.sighpc.org/resources/travel.

Address questions to students@sighpc.org.

HPC Impact Showcase Deadline Extended to Sept. 15
Organizations that currently employ high performance computing (HPC) to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace can highlight their compelling/interesting/novel real-world applications at SC16’s HPC Impact Showcase. The deadline to apply for the showcase has been extended to Thursday, September 15.

Presentations will be framed for a non-expert audience interested in technology, and will discuss how the use of HPC has resulted in design, engineering, or manufacturing innovations. The Showcase is open to all conference attendees with any type of badge.

Registered for SC16 Yet? Early Registration Ends Oct. 16
Have you registered yet for the 29th annual SC conference, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis?

SC16 will feature an exceptional Technical Program, record-breaking Industry and Research Exhibits, comprehensive Education Programs and many networking opportunities. SC16 is the one place where attendees can see tomorrow’s technology being used to solve world-class challenge problems today.

An important note: The fee structure for SC16 makes it advantageous to register early. Registering early for the Technical Program can save you up to $275 off your registration, depending on your registration category. Also, registering for Tutorials by the deadline can save you up to $350 off that registration. Register early for both the Technical Program and Tutorials and save up to $625! Early registration ends Wednesday, October 16.

Conference attendees: click here to register.
Exhibitor booth management: click here to register.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years old to enter the exhibit floor.
 

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