Dr. Michio Kaku, World-Renowned Theoretical Physicist to Present Keynote at SC12
Dr. Michio Kaku, a world-renowned theoretical physicist, will deliver the keynote address at SC12. Building on ideas presented in his most recent book "Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100," Dr. Kaku will open the SC12 technical program at 8:30 a.m. MT, Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York (CUNY). He graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and first in his physics class. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well. Dr. Kaku’s goal is to complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string field theory, a major branch of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything.
Dr. Kaku is the author of several international bestsellers, including "Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century" and "Physics of the Impossible". His most recent book, "Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life" - the basis for the keynote address - is based on interviews with over 300 of the world's top scientists and presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.
"Our community has entered a phase of radical change as we address the challenges of reaching exascale computation and the opportunities that big data will bring to science. Dr. Kaku will provide a unique and inspirational message on the impact that addressing these challenges will have on science and business as well as for society at large," said Jeff Hollingsworth, SC12 General Chair and Professor at the University of Maryland.
For more information on Dr. Kaku : http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/keynote
SC12 Registration Now Live!
We are excited to announce that registration for SC12 is now open! Join us in November for an exciting week of high quality technical papers, presentations, posters and invited speakers coupled with our world-class exhibit floor that uniquely brings together industry, government and academic organizations. Register for SC12 by Wednesday, Oct. 17, and save up to $250!
For more information: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/registration
Get Ready Exhibitors! SCinet Connection Request System (CRS) Opens August 1, 2012
The SCinet CRS is the pincipal method that exhibitors may use to identify,
request, and manage their network connections with SCinet, the high performance network that provides local and wide area high capacity connections for the conference. The CRS is the online management system that SCinet uses to gather requests for standard network connections (such as 10- or 1- Gigabit Ethernet) and connections to be delivered as dark fiber either to another exhibitor booth or to a SCinet location.
The SC12 exhibits management company provides SCinet with a list of contacts for exhibitor organizations. These initial contacts will receive an email with a subject line of "Invitation to request SCinet connections" on August 1, 2012. That email contains login and password information for the CRS. If you do not know the contact for your exhibitor / organization, please contact the SCinet Helpdesk by sending email to email@example.com
Connection requests may be submitted at any time beginning Wednesday, August 1.
A late fee must be charged for new connection requests received
after Friday, September 28 and that the CRS will close for new connections on Friday, October 19.
For more information: https://scinet.supercomputing.org/crs/faq/
Calling Industry Exhibitors: Exhibitor Forum Submissions Due July 20!
Last year's Exhibitors Forum got rave reviews from exhibitors. Do you want to reach an audience of interested potential customers and fellow exhibitors? SC12 encourages you to submit to the Exhibitor Forum. Every year, the Exhibitor Forum features the latest advances of industry exhibitors, including new products and upgrades, recent research and development, customer case studies, and future plans and roadmaps. It's an exciting part of the Exhibits program. But it all depends on you, the company with the great idea, to submit a proposal and wow the attendees.
Submissions due by Friday, July 20, 2012
Technical Posters and ACM SRC Submissions due July 31
SC12 solicits soliciting technical posters on novel and innovative research for display in a prominent location during the conference.
Poster authors will get the opportunity to discuss poster contents at the Research Poster Reception, and one poster will be selected to receive the Best
Poster Award. ACM student members are encouraged to submit posters to the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), compete for awards at SC12, and have the
opportunity to join the SRC Grand Finals.
Submissions due: July 31, 2012
For more information: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/posters
Scientific Visualization Showcase Submissions due July 31
The Scientific Visualization Showcase is back for SC12. The Scientific Visualization Showcase will be presented in a museum/art exhibit-style environment
so that attendees can experience and enjoy the latest in science and engineering HPC results expressed through state-of-the-art visualization technologies.
We encourage participation—both in submissions and attendance at the conference—from people and areas that normally do not get involved with SC. The
selected visualizations will be on display during SC12 and will be included in the digital archive.
Submissions due: July 31, 2012
For more information: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/technical-posters-and-scientific-visualizations
Student Volunteer Applications due Tuesday, July 31!
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply as volunteers to help with the administration of the conference. In exchange for volunteering, you will receive complimentary conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers), and most meals. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest high performance computing and networking technologies, meet leading researchers from around the world, and contribute to the success of SC12.
International attendees that will require a travel visa are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Student Volunteer applications are available at the SC12 Submissions site: http://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Application deadline: July 31, 2012.
For more information visit: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/student-volunteers
Proposals for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Sessions due July 31
The Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) program invites you to submit a proposal if you are interested in holding a session that emphasizes audience interaction and
open discussion on non-commercial HPC topics of focused mutual interest and currency within the HPC community. A strong emphasis should be placed on
audience-driven discussion and participation. We expect the number of submissions to exceed the number of available rooms for BOF sessions; submissions,
therefore, will be reviewed by a selection committee for topic, submission quality, audience engagement, and level of interest to the SC community.
Submissions due: July 31, 2012
For more information: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/birds-feather-sessions-bofs
Call for Submissions to Doctoral Showcase Program
Submissions are now being accepted for the Doctoral Showcase program, which for 2012 has been expanded into two tracks:
- Dissertation Research Showcase: This track provides a venue for Ph.D. students who will be graduating in the next 12 months to present a summary of their dissertation research. It
also provides an ideal opportunity for prospective employers in academia, research laboratories and industry to interact with prospective Ph.D.s.
Everyone attending the conference is encouraged to attend this program. Come to see the latest and greatest dissertation work done by tomorrow’s HPC
- Early Research Showcase: This track provides early-stage research students with an opportunity to present their research and engage with the SC community. The showcase invites
both students who are researching computational techniques and high performance computing, and students applying computational techniques to their
scientific domain. Everyone attending the conference is encouraged to attend this program to engage with future HPC experts and provide valuable
feedback and learn about future research developments.
Submissions due : July 31, 2012
For more information : http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/doctoral-showcase-program
Questions : firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit now for the Broader Engagement Program
The Broader Engagement (BE) component of the Communities Program focuses on increasing the involvement of individuals from traditionally underrepresented
groups in the SC'12 conference and in high performance computing (HPC). Competitive grants are available to
support travel to and participation in the SC'12 technical program and exhibits.
Applications for the BE program are now being accepted. Individuals from underrepresented groups in HPC and belonging to any computing-related
disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants can either choose to apply under the Standard Track or the Advanced Track. The Standard Track is
intended for newcomers to SC, while the Advanced Track is for returning and/or advanced BE participants who are interested in accessing the
tutorials with partial support from the conference. Detailed information on the BE program is available at: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/broader-engagement
Applications Close: August 11, 2012
Submission site: http://submissions.supercomputing.org
SC12 Hotel Rooms are Going Fast! Make Your Reservations Now!
Hotel rooms are going fast for SC12., there are still some rooms available near the convention center. Some government room rates are also still available. Please make your reservation soon if you have specific hotel requirements.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SC12 works exclusively with The Housing Connection (THC) to provide hotel reservations. Any other housing organizations claiming to be affiliated with SC12 are NOT official partners; avoid problems by using the authorized SC12 reservation site.
For more information: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/hotels