PHOENIX, AZ - In what has become an SC conference tradition, an innovative video serves as a prelude to the opening session of the technical program. Creators of the opening video for SC2003 are now seeking computer simulations and models. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 5.

SC2003, the international conference for high-performance computing and networking, will be held Nov. 15-21, 2003, at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center in Arizona. The conference offers seven days of technical programs, technological demonstrations and exhibits, educational outreach and mind-boggling visualizations of computational data.

The opening video will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 18, as an introduction to welcoming remarks and keynote speaker Donna Cox of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Here’s how to submit your work for consideration: Quicktime movies, mpegs, avi, etc. need to be at least 640x480 resolution. Files can be uploaded to using anonymous login and email address as the password. Put all files in the 'incoming' folder and email with the name of the files uploaded. Visualizations on tape should be in either Mini-DV or DVCpro format and should be mailed to Kevin Gecsi, Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212-1163. Mailed submissions will not be returned.

Conference registration is now open at

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.