Finding Your Way at SC12
This year at SC12, there will continue to be a wide selection of wayfinding tools to help you locate the events most important to you, including:
SC12 Information Booths will be located in the South Foyer, near Registration. The Satellite booth is located in the Upper Concourse, near Room 251. The booths will be staffed by committee volunteers to answer any questions you might have about the conference and the location of various events.
Boopsie Mobile App - Download the Boopsie app for easily accessible information about conference events, schedules, maps, and more. Boopsie works on most smart phones and similar devices---search your phone's app market for "SC12" or point its browser to sc12.boopsie.com
Register Now to Join the Broader Engagement Program Workshop
The Broader Engagement (BE) Program Workshop is open for registration and attendees can also register on site. The program is committed to increasing diversity to the SC conference series by supporting the participation of underrepresented groups. This year, the BE Program brings an exciting mix of topics ranging from exascale computing to video-gaming. Some sessions are being organized in association with the HPC Educators Program. Two plenary sessions to be held on November 11 and November 12th from 8:30 AM to 10 AM have been organized to introduce the audience to the topics related to cloud computing and exascale computing. The current challenges and future directions in the areas of HPC and Big Data will be also discussed. Participants will receive hands-on experience on OpenMP and directives programming for the accelerators.
The workshop will provide multiple opportunities and sessions to interact with a diverse group of participants. The workshop participants are also invited to purchase tickets and attend the resource fair reception organized by the BE and HPC Educators program.
For more information about the program: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/broader-engagement
SCinet Features Groundbreaking Network Research
SC12 will not just showcase the next generation of high performance computing applications but it will also be home to seven of innovative network research projects through a special program called the SCinet Research Sandbox (SRS). SCinet is the high performance network infrastructure built each year for SC exhibitors to highlight their cutting edge computing applications and collaborations.
As a key component of SCinet, the SRS is designed to allow researchers to experiment and demonstrate brand new innovative network architectures, applications and protocols in the unique live environment of the SCinet network. This year, the SRS will provide researchers with dedicated access to multiple 100 Gigabits per second wide area network links as well as a 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) OpenFlow network testbed – both of which are becoming among the most influential networking technologies of this decade. SRS allows the community to showcase innovations on these platforms while in their infancy to demonstrate the impact they may have on the entire HPC community in the future. SRS participants will demonstrate their research on the exhibit floor as well as present their findings in a series of talks on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
To view a full list of the SRS participants as well as their presentation session times, visit: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/scinet-research-sandbox
SC12 Birds of a Feather Sessions to Provide Unique Opportunities for Interactive Discussion
The SC12 Technical BOF Program will feature 86 BoF sessions covering a wide variety of topics in HPC. Because of the high number of submissions received this year and the limited space availability, the BOF committee followed a rigorous peer review process with careful management of conflicts, and three reviews per submission (in most cases). The committee gave priority to those submissions that target communities of interest at SC gathering together. As a result, the committee accepted 86 BOFs, reflecting an average acceptance rate of 57.7%. Several selected BOFs are a repeat from previous years and propose organized meetings for existing communities; other BOFs propose new topics and the creation of new communities. BOF sessions at SC12 will be an excellent opportunity to connect and interact with these communities!
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Innovative Posters Featured Once Again For SC12
The technical posters committee selected a large variety of interesting posters from a record number of submissions this year. The posters program features 80 paper posters and 5 electronic posters, which will be exhibited from Tuesday evening, November 13, through Thursday, November 15, near the East Entrance of the convention center. The topics span everything from traditional HPC through cloud computing and accelerators to big data.
In addition, SC12 is honored to host the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) where 14 posters were selected to compete in the best undergraduate and best graduate student poster. Winners of this stage will compete at the ACM SRC grand finals! The posters area will also feature a "hangout" for resting, discussing, and other working (including power plugs!).
Don't miss Tuesday night's poster reception where all authors will present their posters and the ACM SRC students compete. It will start at 5:15pm in the posters area near the East Entrance and will last until 7pm. We will have drinks and appetizers!
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Hotel Reservations Update
The ability to modify or cancel hotel reservations without penalty passed on October 10th. Any changes to a reservation from this point forward will incur a $125 change fee. The hotel reservation system will remain open until 11/1/12. After that date, hotel reservations must be done through the individual hotels.
For more information: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/hotels