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Part One: Q&A with SC16 General Chair John West
SC16 Announces the Test of Time Award Winner
Deadline Extended to Wednesday, June 22 for Women in IT Networking at SC
Apply Now for the Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates Program
SC Returns to Salt Lake City

Part One: Q&A with SC16 General Chair John West

SC16 General Chair, John West, gives his perspective on SC16 and the industry in general, from advise to first-time attendees to the type of prep work required in pulling off each SC, in this first of a two-part Q&A series


SC16 Announces the Test of Time Award Winner
The SC16 Test of Time Award winner is "Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software" by Clint Whaley and Jack Dongarra.  The paper, which has received hundreds of citations with new citations still appearing, is about ATLAS - an autotuning, optimized implementation of the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS).  

ATLAS has been part of the scientific software ecosystem since its inception.  Despite many vendor implementations of the BLAS, Atlas remains an important performance reference point. The autotuning strategies used in ATLAS have been an inspiration to other research teams who are doing similar work.

The paper is available from the ACM Digital Library at http://bit.ly/1sTikx6



Deadline Extended to Wednesday, June 22 for Women in IT Networking at SC
The Women in IT Networking at SC program (WINS) is extending the deadline for applications to Wednesday, June 22. The WINS program funds U.S. women in their early to mid career to help build a terabit-scale research network for the SC conference - SCinet: focusing on mentoring and hands-on training in networking, infrastructure, systems and security, for the weeks prior to, and the duration of the SC conference.  

Please share and encourage those interested to apply!

Deadline: Wednesday, June 22
More information: http://www.women-in-networking.net/ 



Apply Now for the Experiencing 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 SC15, including registration for the full Technical Program at the conference.

Deadline: Friday, July 15
Web submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/



SC Returns to Salt Lake City
SC will be returning to beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah for 2016 – a vibrant city with a breathtaking alpine backyard that combines metro and mountain. This metropolitan area of over one million people is adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, and easy to get to from anywhere in the world.

The Salt Lake City International Airport, rated #1 for on-time arrivals and departures year after year, is just an 8-minute ride to downtown Salt Lake and its convention district. The convention district’s fare-free transit zone, with easy access to TRAX light-rail and buses, makes getting around Salt Lake City simple and affordable.

One thing you'll never do in Salt Lake is run out of things to do. Check out Visit Salt Lake's website to browse restaurants, attractions, events and more to start planning your adventure. 

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