Read the most up-to-date schedule for
the Technical Program at (http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/inter_cal/).
The SC2003 Technical Program is the centerpiece
of the conferences scientific content. This is where
we hope to "Ignite the Imagination" of attendees.
This starts with our invited
presentations, including the Keynote by Donna Cox. (Note
that the keynote is open to exhibitors and exhibits-only pass
holders as well as technical program attendees dont
miss this great talk!) Also, the popular State-of-the-Field
talks continue this year, with topics ranging from biology
through engineering to networks.
The refereed Technical
Papers will present the highest-quality research in a
variety of areas. This year, 60 papers were selected from
207 submissions in such areas as algorithms & programming
models; computer/communication systems & input/output;
Grid computing & networking; performance analysis &
tools; and software systems & visualization/collaboration.
will also be high quality, but aimed at teaching the theory
and practice of supercomputing. The unprecedented number of
submissions this year resulted in a wide variety of topics
taught. We are particularly excited this year by the inclusion
of hands-on tutorials, letting attendees try out what theyve
learned on classroom workstations or their own laptops.
which are also selected from dozens of submissions, provide
a forum for ideas and results in high-performance computing
and networking that are not yet developed into a full paper.
These posters will be on display Tuesday through Thursday,
including a reception on Tuesday evening.
For the more practical-minded, there will
be invited Masterworks
talks focusing on real-world projects in the areas of renewable
energy and earth systems, HPC infrastructure, life sciences,
and new technologies.
Several day-long Workshops
will examine special areas in great depth. The Grid2003 workshop
the latest in the Grid Computing Workshop series
hosts a refereed set of presentations on distributed computation.
(Note that there is an extra registration fee for this meeting.)
Other workshop topics include PetaFLOPS Programming and HPC
Some areas are just too big or controversial
to be covered by one speaker, so we will also have
sessions to encourage discussions and Panels
to debate the issues. Highlights this year include sessions
on several ongoing studies of supercomputing and the all-new
Battle of the Network Stars.
SC2003 will also mark the return of SC
Global, the first (and, so far, only) truly global conference.
SC Global will use the collaboration capabilities of the Access
Grid itself an outgrowth of high-performance networking
research to link sites around the world into activities,
including the SC Global Showcase. 17 sites on 4 continents
will be making presentations, and three dozen other sites
on five continents are expected to join as Satellite Sites.
This year, submissions were peer-reviewed for both content
merit (artistic, scientific, or both) and technical feasibility.
The selected submissions ranged from systems for engineering
design to projects in Native American art. All attendees
including exhibitors and exhibits-only visitors are
welcome to attend SC Global sessions.
Finally, there will be a bit of competition
in the Bandwidth
Challenge, Best Paper, Best Student Paper, Best Poster
and Gordon Bell Prizes, as well as recognition of major accomplishments
by the Sidney Fernbach and Seymour Cray awards. All of these
will be awarded in a special
plenary session on Thursday.
Charles Koelbel, SC2003 Technical Program Co-Chair
Barbara Horner-Miller, SC2003 Technical Program Co-Chair