PACE A Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment

July 30, 2010

SC10 education program deadline extended

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SC10 Education Program at the SC10 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Sat Nov 13 – Tue Nov 16 2010 (conference runs through Fri Nov 19)
New Orleans LA

Applications to register are now being taken at:

Applications will close Sat Aug 7 2010.

July 20, 2010

Workshop Invitation – Early Adopters @ SC10

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Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop (EAPW2010): Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists
November 15, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

We cordially invite you to submit a poster paper to the Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop 2010: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists. The workshop will be held at the SC10 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

High performance computing (HPC) has become an essential tool to study real world problems of significant scale or detail, and is now applied in a wide range of fields. However, successfully applying HPC can be a challenging undertaking to newcomers from fields outside of computing/computer science. For example, a graduate structural biologist might not be thoroughly aware of parallelisation techniques, data management strategies or visualisation approaches.

This workshop provides graduate students who are adopting HPC an opportunity to present early stage research and gain valuable feedback. A group of expert reviewers with significant experience will be invited to come and critique students’ work and provide constructive feedback. The goal of this workshop is to help students identify shortcomings, introduce new approaches, discuss new technology, learn about relevant literature or define their future research goals.

This workshop is relevant to a range of students, include those that:
* Are from fields outside of computing/computer science and are applying HPC tools or techniques in their domain; or
* Are applying HPC to a field where it has not traditionally been used; or
* Are new to the field of HPC and wish to present their early research outcomes.

Domain-specific applications of HPC disciplines such as parallel computing, grid computing, workflows, data management and visualisation are all considered highly relevant.

Applicants are invited to submit a one page abstract for review by small program committee. Poster presentations at the workshop should be A1 size (or approximately 2 x 3 ft) in portrait orientation.

This workshop is an initiative of the SC Ambassador’s program, aimed to increase SC engagement from international participants.

The Early Adopters Workshop was first run in 2009 at SC09 in Portland, Oregon. It attracted 35 students from across Australia, USA and Europe, and as many reviewers. Please see here for photos and other details of last years workshop –

International Advisory committee
Professor David Abramson, Monash University
Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University
Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Karen Haines, University of Western Australia
David Gavaghan, University of Oxford
Dieter Kranzlmueller, LMU Munich
Hong Ong, MIMOS Berhad
Depei Qian, Beihang University
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre
Ron Perrott, Queen’s University, Belfast

Expert reviewers
Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Gabrielle Allen, Louisiana State University
Mark Baker, University of Reading
Shawn T. Brown, University of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Robert Ferraro, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Amit Majumdar, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Univ. of California San Diego
Manish Parashar, Rutgers & National Science Foundation
Thillai Raj Ramanathan, MIMOS Berhad
Barry Schneider, National Science Foundation
Geoffrey Vallee, Oak Ridge National Lab
more TBA

Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University,

One page abstract in PDF format –

Key Dates
Abstract submission – 31st of July 2010
Acceptance notification – 10th of August 2010
Workshop – Monday, November 15, 2010 from 1:30 – 5:00 pm, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Call for applications – SC10 Education Program

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SC10 Education Program at the SC10 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Sat Nov 13 – Tue Nov 16 2010 (conference runs through Fri Nov 19)
New Orleans LA

Applications to register are now being taken at:

Applications will close Sat July 31 2010.


The SC10 Education Program will host a four-day intensive program from Saturday, November 13 through Tuesday November 16, 2010, that will immerse participants in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Computational Science & Engineering (CSE).

The SC Education Program seeks to introduce HPC and computational tools, resources and methods to undergraduate faculty and to pre-college educators in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as to students considering careers teaching in STEM disciplines.

The program also assists educators in integrating HPC and computational techniques into their classrooms and research

The SC10 Education program provides an excellent opportunity for you and your institution to adopt existing and emerging techniques and technologies into your local STEM curriculum.

The 2010 program will include a variety of plenary talks, guided tours of the SC10 exhibit hall, breakout sessions, focused hands-on tutorials and birds-of-a-feather gatherings, as well as formal and informal opportunities to interact with other SC communities and exhibitors.

The focus will be on both technical content, including how to use computing in STEM disciplines, as well as pedagogical approaches, including how to teach STEM disciplines via computing.

The SC10 Education Program is now accepting applications for both registration and travel support. You can submit an application to attend via the SC10 submissions website:

The application requests a variety of information about your background and needs, which will help us to assess which
applicants will be best served by the SC10 Education Program.

Teams of up to five educators are encouraged to apply. Travel support will include airfare, hotel accommodations (double
occupancy), food, and Education Program registration.

Preference will be given to postsecondary faculty and to teachers in secondary school STEM programs. Students considering in careers in teaching are also encouraged to apply.

Through a special program at SC10, limited support will also be available for additional housing support for participants who are able to stay for the entire SC10 conference. If you’re interested in this option, please indicate that in your application.

Please note that while we are inviting applications to register, we cannot guarantee acceptance in advance. Historically, we have only had sufficient budget to fund a subset of the applicants.

We’ll also be able to accept a limited number of self-funded participants into the SC10 Education Program.

The deadline for SC10 Education Program travel support applications is Saturday, July 31, 2010. Selected participants will begin to be notified in mid-August.

We encourage you to share this information with any colleagues that may also be interested in this program.

The SC10 Education Program is part of the SC10 Communities initiative, which includes programs like Broader Engagement,
which is focused on promoting participation by traditionally underrepresented populations; the Ambassadors program, which
seeks to encourage international participation; the Student Volunteers and the Student Cluster Challenge programs, which
provide a way for students to become directly involved in SC10.

For more information on these programs and how you or your colleagues may participate, visit:

Laura McGinnis
Chair, SC10 Education Program

FYI – Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium

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FREE Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2010 Wed Oct 6 @ University of Oklahoma, Norman campus, 8:00am-5:30pm.

FREE reception/poster session Tue Oct 5 5:30-7:00pm.

FREE registration is open!

In 2009, we had 245 attendees, from 33 academic institutions in 10 states, 15 private companies, 9 government agencies and 4 non-governmental organizations.

You can find links to previous Symposia on the above website.


The Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2010 will be held Wed Oct 6 all day on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus, and a reception and poster session Tuesday evening, 5:30-7:00pm.

FREE registration is open!

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Horst Simon, Director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

Other speakers are posted on the website, and more will be announced.

We’d be delighted to have you participate. It’s a great way to learn what’s happening on the Advanced Computing side of your research and teaching areas.

The Symposium is FREE and comes with meals and snacks, including the FREE reception and poster session the evening of Tue Oct 5.

And, if you know of students — graduate, undergraduate, community college, vo-tech, high school — who are interested in these areas, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to conferences, especially because it’s FREE.

Also, if you know of colleagues who might be interested, please feel free to forward this note to them.

We’ll also have a vendor exposition, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about existing and emerging supercomputing technologies.

If you’re interested, see:

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