The SC2003 conference on high-performance computing and networking is seeking submissions for posters displaying cutting-edge research in high performance computing and networking.

The deadline for submitting posters has been extended to Thursday, August 1. Posters must be submitted via the SC2003 submissions Web site at

Posters are an excellent way to convey ideas and results not yet developed into a full paper. Posters at SC2003 will showcase the latest innovations and be prominently displayed throughout the conference. In addition, an evening Posters Reception sponsored by AMD will feature the posters and allow for a time for conference attendees to discuss the displays with the poster presenters. The poster session is a means of presenting timely research in a more casual setting, with the chance for greater in-depth, one-on-one dialogue that can proceed at its own pace.

Topics of interest include:
- scalable systems
- performance evaluation and modeling
- high performance networking
- distributed computing systems
- high performance I/O
- programming environments and tools
- novel computer architectures
- visualization
- distributed collaborations
- parallel and distributed algorithms
- architecture simulation
- workload characterization
- user experiences
- optimization studies
- parallel databases
- data-and computation-intensive applications
- large-scale databases and digital libraries
- fault-tolerant architectures and system software

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Aug. 1, 2003. The Posters committee will select posters of exceptional technical quality, originality, relevance, and clarity. Abstracts for accepted posters will be included in the SC2003 CD-ROM Conference Proceedings. A prize will be awarded for the Best Poster based on both poster content and presentation.

All poster presenters must register for the SC2003 technical program. If your poster submission is accepted for the conference you will be sent a set of guidelines/instructions for poster preparation and presentation, to which you must adhere.

SC2003 will be held Nov. 15-21, 2003, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference offers seven days of technical programs, technological demonstrations and exhibits, educational outreach and mind-boggling visualizations of computational data.

SC2003 is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM/SIGARCH) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.