Monday, September 18, 2006

SC06 Conference Registration is open

Registration opens for SC06, the annual conference of high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. This year's meeting, with the theme "Powerful Beyond Imagination," will convene November 11-17 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

Online registration information can be found at To qualify for the advance registration discounts, registration and payment must be received by 5 pm (Eastern Time) Sunday, October 15.

This year's technical program includes 26 full and half-day tutorials, 54 technical papers, seven panel discussions, a series of Masterworks sessions, poster presentations and eight workshops. Visionaries and well-known leaders will speak on the state of high-performance computing in the keynote and plenary sessions, as well as participate in lively panel discussions.

Several awards will be presented, including the prestigious Sidney Fernbach and Seymour Cray Engineering awards, the Gordon Bell Prizes for fastest computer performance, and challenge awards recognizing competitive efforts in utilizing bandwidth, analyzing and visualizing data, and effectively accessing stored data.

An education program will offer hands-on sessions for teacher and faculty teams to help them incorporate computational tools into the classroom. SCinet, the conference's high-performance, production-quality network backbone, will use the most advanced technology to make the Tampa Convention Center one of the best-connected sites on the planet.

The exhibition area of the Tampa Convention Center has been will feature displays by more than 225 industrial and research exhibitors showcasing their latest systems, services and scientific achievements.

SC06 is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH). For more information, see

SC06 Conference Opens Hotel Reservations Web Site for Attendees
Hotel room reservations for the SC06 conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analytics can now be made though the official conference Web site at Attendees are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible to ensure the best selection of hotel location and room rate.

If you are unable to attend;
SCDesktop Brings SC06 to You
From its successful debut last year, SCDesktop returns to bring SC06 to "virtual attendees." As a Virtual Attendee you will have access to:

* Keynote
* Plenary Sessions
* Masterworks Sessions
* Exhibitor Forums
* Poster Sessions
* SC Global Sessions

Virtual Attendees will access the above sessions via collaborative technologies that provide two-way audio and video connections to the conference. Attendees will receive a limited or open source license for the collaboration software. Testing and training will be provided so that attendees can successfully participate.

An added feature of SCDesktop this year is the introduction of Time Delayed Broadcasting. All programs that are offered to our virtual attendees will be broadcast again twelve (12) hours later. This time delay will allow our European and Asian audience to enjoy the programs at a more convenient time.

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