ACM Committee Chooses Gordon Bell Finalists
After much deliberation, the ACM-appointed awards committee has narrowed down five outstanding papers that demonstrate exceptional achievements in parallel computing, and just one of these papers will be win the prize! The final Gordon Bell Prize winner will be announced at SC14's awards ceremony this November.
Read about the five Gordon Bell finalists on the SC14 Blog.
Industry! Engage with Attendees through the HPC Impact Showcase
In continuing the dynamic HPC Impact Showcase on the SC14 Exhibit Floor, the SC14 committee is pleased to invite conference attendees from within the industry to share their stories of how HPC has transformed their endeavors and given them a competitive advantage. The Showcase will emphasize the tangible benefit of HPC in delivering innovations, which enable companies to succeed within their particular market-space. Read more about the HPC Impact Showcase!
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014
Submission site: https://submissions.supercomputing.org
Questions? Email: HPC-Showcase@info.supercomputing.org
Register for SC14 Today, and View the Conference Program
Conference registration opened last week on July 23. Register early, before 15 October 2014, to save up to $275 (depending on your registration category), with up to $350 off tutorial registration. Visit the registration page for more links and information.
Also view the Program Schedule and mark your calendars for all the papers including best paper candidates and best student paper candidates, tutorials, panels, and workshops you will want to attend.
Final Deadlines Extended for Tech Program Tracks
The Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program and Emerging Technologies submissions have been extended by two weeks to August 15th.
Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Panels Have Been Released!
Panels at SC14 will be among the most important and heavily attended events of the conference, with this year's panel topics ranging from the Future of Memory Technologies to the Return of HPC Survivor, Funding Strategies for HPC to Challenges with Liquid Cooling, etc. The Panels Committee received 39 submissions and 13 were specially selected for presentation, debate, and discussion. We look forward for your lively discussion and participation this November.
More information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/panels
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't Forget to Book Your Hotel Room
Hotel rooms are filling fast! Half of the SC14 hotels are already full. Now is the time to make your hotel reservations for November. Visit the SC14 Housing website for booking, information, and transportation.
Got a Minute? Show Us How #HPCmatters
Join the SC14 video challenge and tell us why HPCmatters to you and/or your organization! To participate, upload a one-minute (or less) video to YouTube and tag it "#HPCmatters." Whichever video gets the most likes, or wins one of the four competition categories, gets a FREE SC registration. (Limited to one free registration per winning video submission.)
Submission deadline: September 15, 2014
More information at: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/media/social-media
Check out submitted videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SCconferenceseries
Student Travel Grants Still Open
Are you a student and need to get to SC14? There are two ways you can get there! Apply for SC14 travel assistance through SIGHPC and/or ACM-W. Each grant includes complimentary Technical Program registration and winners will be matched with a mentor to help him or her navigate the conference.
ACM-W applications are due August 15, 2014.
Applications are available at: http://women.acm.org/scholarship
SIGHPC applications are due September 7, 2014.
Applications are available at: http://www.sighpc.org/resources/travel
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Exhibitors: Recruit Your Next Generation HPC Talent
Reservations are now being accepted for exhibitors to participate in the SC14 Student Job/Opportunity Fair. The event, part of the HPC Interconnections program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 19. This face-to-face event will be open to all students and postdocs participating in the SC14 conference, giving them an opportunity to meet with potential employers.
Registration fee for exhibitors is $500. As available space is tight, we encourage all exhibitors to register as early as possible. Organizations wishing to participate in the SC14 Student Job/Opportunity Fair should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Questions? Contact: email@example.com.
More information at: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/engage/hpc-interconnections/student-jobopportunity-fair
Exhibitors Sought for the SC14 BE Scavenger Hunt
SC14 exhibitors are invited to participate in the SC14 Broader Engagement (BE) program scavenger hunt, which will bring BE participants to search of participating booths to resolve clues so they can learn more about HPC, and win prizes.
Exhibitors can participate by:
• Signing up as a scavenger hunt destination. To register a booth, provide a clue-something participants will recognize when they find the booth on the show floor.
• Sponsoring cash or gifts as prizes. Exhibitors who donate prizes are acknowledged during the awards presentation, as well as by a label attached to each prize.
Interested exhibitors should contact Larisse Voufo at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 1, 2014.
NSA, LLNL, and Walt Disney Company Contribute to Broader Engagement Scholarships
With advocacy of SC Fundraiser Tony Baylis (LLNL), and through the generosity of the National Security Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL), and the Walt Disney Company, 61 Broader Engagement scholarships will be awarded this year. The SC14 BE program evaluated over 150 applications and was able to award about 44 applicants with funding to attend SC, but thanks to this year's sponsors, 17 more applicants will be able to attend! Read more about Broader Engagement.
Revealing SC14's Keynote Speaker…Stay Tuned!
We will be unveiling SC14's keynote speaker in the next special newsletter. Who will it be?