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Important dates and Deadlines

November 13, 2014
Off-site Registration closes


NEW! HPC Matters Plenary Session
SC14 Mobile App is Now Available!
The Who's Who for 2014's ACM and IEEE-CS Society Awards in HPC
Capture the Best of HPC with the Tech Program at SC14
Are You Faculty at SC14? Use HPC Interconnects Remote Teaching Rooms
Interviewing Session - Call for Interviewers
HPC Matters Video Challenge Winners Announced!

NEW! HPC Matters Plenary Session

Join us for the first-ever HPC Matters Plenary Session on the importance of supercomputers in society. This year, Dr. Eng Lim Go, Senior Vice President and CTO at SGI, will lead the session demonstrating the vital nature of supercomputers across the world's economic, cultural, scientific, and social accomplishments. He will also focus on numerous real-world examples and quantify how much of what is made possible today, would be impossible without HPC. Dr. Goh has invited Dr. Piyush Mehrotra, chief, from NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, to speak on HPC-based research that is leading us to revolutionary insights about the world.

We look forward to seeing you Monday, November 17 at 5:30pm CT!

SC14 Mobile App is Available Today!

Want an easy way to keep up with all that SC14 offers? Install the new SC14 Mobile App on your Apple or Android device and customize your experience either on your mobile device or on your computer. And it’s FREE! Search for Supercomputing Conference Series in the app store.

The app will be functional starting today, November 11th. You will need to log in to the app using your email address and SC14 Confirmation # as your password.  Logging in will allow your calendar, notes, and other in app data to sync across multiple devices.

You can even access your data online at to modify your schedule, export your schedule to your Outlook, iCal or Google calendar, and create a complete report of your SC14 activities after the conference. Visit the SC14 Mobile App FAQ for more information.

Have Questions? Visit the Mobile App FAQ here.

Download the Supercomputing Conference Series App from the Apple and Android stores here!

The Who's Who for 2014's ACM and IEEE-CS Society Awards in HPC

This year, you cannot miss the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award, the IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Award, and the IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Award Recipients Talks, which will be held in a plenary session scheduled Wednesday morning, November 19, 8:30am CT in the New Orleans Theater. Award Recipients Talks will be given by the three honored awardees:

  • Dr. Charles E. Leiserson, who will receive the Ken Kennedy Award for “enduring influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development and for distinguished mentoring of computer science leaders and students.” Read more about the 2014 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award.
  • Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, who will receive the Sidney Fernbach Award for “work on software systems for high-performance computing on advanced infrastructural platforms, large-scale supercomputers, and heterogeneous GPU/CPU supercomputers.” Read more about the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Award.
  • Dr. Gordon Bell, who will receive the Seymour Cray Award for “exceptional contributions in designing and bringing several computer systems to market that changed the world of high performance computing and of computing in general, the two most important of these being the PDP-6 and the VAX-11/780.” Read more about the 2014 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

Read about this year’s honored awardees bios and more about the awards in the Awards Session brochure.

In addition to the Award Recipients Talks, please join us for the general Award Ceremony on Thursday, November 20, 12:15pm CT, which will reveal the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, George Michael Memorial Fellowship, IEEE TCSC Young Researcher, ACM Student Cluster Competition, Best Visualization, Best Papers, Best Student Papers, and Best Posters of SC14, as we celebrate another year of HPC research and expertise.

Capture the Best of HPC with the Tech Program at SC14

The Tech Program at SC14 will be more vibrant than ever! Make sure to check out which talks, events, workshops, tutorials, BoFs, and panels you will join! To help you plan, here is a quick overview of the program to help you decide.

Starting Sunday with Tutorials and Workshops, learn about the latest programming techniques, or rediscover powerful libraries that can make your scientific code faster and faster. Find the just-right-for-you tutorial and find a new workshop to attend! 

Posters will be displayed Tuesday, November 18-Thursday, November 20 in the New Orleans Theater Lobby, with a special Posters reception (with regular and ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) posters) on Tuesday evening starting at 5:15PM in the same location. Come socialize with poster authors and learn about their research!

During lunch and evening times Tuesday, November 18-Thursday afternoon, November 20, it will be challenging to choose among 85 BoFs to attend. Check out the list of BoF sessions and remember there are no Thursday evening BoFs to allow you to join the big Technical Program Conference Reception.

In the Emerging Technologies Track, SC14 will provide a showcase for high-risk, high-reward hardware and software technologies that may significantly change the world of HPC in the next ten years. 

Another track to add on your calendar is the Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program with a new format for SC14, which provides a forum for the year's most instrumental movies in HPC.  Six finalists will compete for the Best Visualization Award, and each finalist will present his or her movie during a dedicated session at SC14 in a 15-minute presentation. 

For 2014, the Doctoral Showcase has been revamped and moved into the Technical Program. Sixteen students were selected this year to present their research in the showcase on Thursday November 20-come see the next-generation leaders in HPC!

Don’t miss the top experts presenting one of ten Invited Talks or see the experts share their opinions in fourteen Panels scheduled from Tuesday to Friday. 

And last but not least, the core of the Technical Program and SC14 comprises of 81 peer-reviewed Papers presenting the most compelling research, including this year’s Best Paper and Best Student Paper presentations.

Further, discover the HPC achievers and achievements of SC14 starting on Tuesday at 1:30 with the Test of Time Award, recognizing an outstanding paper from a past SC Conference. This year, the award was given to Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland who will tell us about “Graphs and HPC in the '90s: A Distant Mirror or Merely Distant?”.  In addition, the ACM Gordon Bell Finalists will present their work on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons during the conference.

Are You Faculty at SC14? Use HPC Interconnect's Remote Teaching Rooms

Faculty members who plan to attend the SC14 conference will have access to two dedicated rooms for remotely teaching their courses. The two facilities are rooms 256 and 257 in the convention center in New Orleans. The rooms will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 20 (Central Standard Time). Read more here.

Interviewing Session - Call for Interviewers

The Broader Engagement program is looking for volunteers to perform short interviews during a special mock interviewing session from 1:30-3:00pm CT Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  If you have experience as an interviewer, please complete the form below to register as an interviewer.
Registration Here -
Contact: Christine Harvey at

HPC Matters Video Challenge Winners Announced!

Congratulations to SC14’s first-ever video challenge winners. Here are the four categories and their winners (and don’t forget to check out their videos!):

Thank you for participating and keep sharing why HPC matters!

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