SC is the International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking,
Storage and Analysis

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The SC11 Technical Papers program received 352 high quality submissions covering a variety of advanced research topics in HPC spanning six areas--Applications, Architecture/Networks, Clouds and Grids, Performance, Storage, and Systems Software. After an extremely rigorous peer review process in which all the papers were subject to at least three (most four) careful reviews, a two-day face-to-face committee meeting was held June 6-7 in Seattle. The meeting was attended by over 100 technical paper committee members who discussed each and every paper and finalized the selections. At the conclusion of the meeting, 74 papers were accepted for presentation. They cover some of today's hottest topics, such as exploiting multicore systems and GPUs for large-scale computing, scalable systems and storage, and programming models and fault tolerance for exascale computing. The result is one of the most exciting Technical Papers programs in the history of SC. With an acceptance rate of 21 percent, SC11 is one of the most competitive technical conferences in high-performance computing.

Among the excellent contributions, one outstanding paper will be presented at the conference as a best paper candidate and four papers as the best student paper finalists. 

The Best Student Paper and the Best Paper awards were announced at the conference awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Best Student Paper Award winner is "Simplified Parallel Domain Traversal" by Wesley Kendall, Jingyuan Wang, Melissa Allen, Tom Peterka, Jian Huang, David Erickson. The Best Paper Award winner is "Parallel Random Numbers: As Easy as 1, 2, 3" by John K. Salmon, Mark A. Moraes, Ron O. Dror, David E. Shaw.


View the SC11 conference schedule.