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The SC2004 Technical Program serves as the bridge between attendees and the research and development community, where new and innovative ideas in computing, networking, software, and storage are presented, exchanged, discussed, and debated. This year’s program mixes some of the tried and true events of previous SC conferences, such as technical papers and tutorials, with new events such as the HPC Software Challenge. The SC2004 Program Committee has worked hard to build an outstanding technical program, which is composed of:

  • Invited Speakers. Visionaries and leaders in the field will present their views and prognostications on the field of supercomputing.
  • Technical Papers. From almost 200 submissions, 60 outstanding papers by some of the leading researchers in the field of high performance computing will examine a diverse set of technical issues.
  • Tutorials. A total of 23 short courses, from introductory to advanced level, are offered. Also, for the first time, tutorials attendees will be provided with a CDROM containing all tutorials presentations.
  • Panels and BOFs. Numerous panels and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will provide forum for discussion, analysis, and a little pontification. As an added feature, the panel “HPC Survivor” offers a contest of wit and mental agility - only available at SC2004.
  • Workshops. Eight workshops offer the opportunity for in-depth presentation, discussion and interaction on topics ranging from the highly technical to the geo-political. Technical program registration is required for workshops being held in the convention center on November 7 and November 8. All SC2004 attendees are welcome to attend and participate in the workshops held on November 12. The GRID 2004 Workshop requires separate registration and payment and will be held in the Westin Convention Center Hotel.
  • Masterworks. Eight sessions consisting of 16 invited talks will highlight the applications of supercomputing and associated technologies to real world problems.
  • HPC Software Challenge. Software engineering has been almost totally neglected in the field of supercomputing. This first-of-a-kind event showcases best practices, issues, and lessons in software engineering and high performance computing.
  • Awards. Awards ceremony recognizes leadership in supercomputing. Featured are the Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award and Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, which include presentations by the winners. Also, the following awards are presented in this ceremony: Gordon Bell, HPC Software Challenge, StorCloud, Bandwidth Challenge, Best Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Poster awards.

For the most up-to-date information on the technical program, we encourage you to look at the interactive calendar at www.sc-conference.org/sc2004/schedule.

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