Panels at SC12 will be, as in past years, among the most important and heavily attended events of the conference. Panels provide a unique forum for engagement and interaction of the community for exchange of information, ideas, and opinions about a number of hot topics spanning the field of high-performance computing and related domains. Panels will bring together the key thinkers and producers in the field to consider in a lively and rapid-fire context some of the key questions challenging HPC this year. Because of the relaxed context of panels, panelists are able to express their views in a way not often possible in more formal and rigid presentation environments.

Panels bring a rare opportunity for mutual engagement of community leaders and broad mainstream contributors in a face-to-face exchange through audience participation and questioning. Surprises are the norm at panels, which make for exciting and lively hour-and-a-half sessions. Panels are among the most highly attended events at the SC meetings every year and SC12 is expected to continue and build on this tradition, sometimes with rooms filled to overflowing. Please plan on attending one or more of the panel offerings at SC12. We look forward to your help, through your participation, in making panels at SC12 a major success and lots of fun.

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