SC11 Newsletter—Issue 1
SC11 will feature the latest scientific and technical innovations from around the world. Bringing together scientists, engineers,
researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and managers, SC11 will be the forum for demonstrating how these
developments are driving new ideas, new discoveries and new industries. SC11 will feature one special focus area this year:
Data Intensive Computing. As we head toward yet another great conference, please use this newsletter as a resource for final
preparations, deadlines and news regarding the conference.
As always you can find the newsletter archives online: www.sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=newsletters.html. Instructions
for subscribing or unsubscribing are at the bottom of this newsletter.
* Technical Program
* New: State of the Practice
* New Student Cluster Competition Deadlines
* Call for Papers
* Seattle: Metronatural
Welcome from the Chair!
New Student Cluster Competition Deadlines
SC11 will again feature the Student Cluster Competition as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited
competition. The competition will feature small teams that compete to harness the incredible power of current-generation cluster
hardware. In a real-time challenge, teams of six undergraduate and/or high school students will build a small cluster of their own
design on the SC exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a series of applications. Held
in collaboration with the Communities Program, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation
of students to the high performance computing community.
Please note that important dates for the competition have changed and are earlier for the 2011 conference than previous years.
Submissions open: February 11, 2011
Submission close: April 15, 2011
Notification: May 6, 2011
For more information: www.sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=studentcluster.html
Call for Papers
The Technical Papers Program is the lead component for you to present the most timely and highest quality work to the high
performance computing, networking, storage and data analysis community. The Technical Papers Committee rigorously reviews
all submissions using technical leadership, timeliness, and community impact as the predominant acceptance criteria. SC11
anticipates an acceptance rate of 20-25% and will value papers that focus on sustained performance and/or data intensive
science. SC uses a two-part submission process where abstracts are submitted for initial review before full papers are required.
Awards are presented for Best Paper and Best Student Paper. In addition, extended versions of papers selected for the Best Paper
and Best Student Paper Awards may be published in the journal Scientific Programming. Full manuscripts are limited to 10 pages,
two-columns, and shall follow the Association for Computing Machinery SIG Proceeding Template.
Abstracts due: Friday, April 1, 2011
Papers due: Friday, April 8, 2011
Notification: Wednesday, July 1, 2011
For more information: www.sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=papers.html
SC11 Important Dates
Be sure to always check the SC11 Important Dates page for key conference application, nomination, submission, and notification
Important dates: www.sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=dates.html
"Whether metro or natural," Seattle offers you and your family a variety of sites to see and things to do. Seattle boasts many
museums, the historic underground city, the famous Pike Place Market - featuring the first Starbucks - and the Space Needle
within the metro area. Pristine waterways, two mountain ranges, and three natural parks surround the city. In addition,
a world-class wine region lies just west of Seattle.
Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.visitseattle.org/
Visiting Seattle: www.seattle.gov/visiting/
For more information: www.sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=travel.html
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