SC07 August Newsletter

Greetings and welcome to the August edition of the SC07 official newsletter! Sponsored by ACM and IEEE,
SC07 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage, and
analysis. SC07 will be held November 10-16, 2007, in Reno, NV.

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Highlights from the August Edition:

* Registration is Open!
* SC07 Cluster Challenge 
* Birds of a Feather Flock Together
* SC07 Technical Papers Program - 54 Innovative Advances!
* SC07 Hosts Largest Exhibit Area Ever!
* More about SCinet XNet


Registration is Open!

Registration for SC07 opened on August 6. Many people jumped at the opportunity to be among the first to

register and we invite you to join them! There are two registration portals: one for the exhibitor "booth boss"

and one for individual attendees (technical program, tutorials, exhibitors and exhibits only).

Exhibitor Portal:
• Use the Exhibitor Portal if you are the "booth boss." You can register exhibitors for all conference registration


• The "booth boss" has the option to add an "alternate company" for each of their exhibitors. If this information

is provided, it will be displayed on the badge.


Attendee Portal:

• Use the Attendee Portal for conference registration of any type.

• If you are working at an exhibit booth, but are required to pay your own way, this is the best option. Simply

select your exhibiting company and the conference options you wish to attend. Please note: if you do not purchase

the Technical Program you will be charged the $100 exhibitor fee. Once you are signed up the "booth boss" for that

company needs to approve your status as an exhibitor. You will receive an updated email once this has been


If the registrant or the "booth boss" wants to change status from attendee to exhibitor you must contact the registration
center at You may login to your record and change your conference selections at anytime,

but the only way to change your overall status is through the registration center.



SC07 Cluster Challenge

The SC07 Cluster Challenge committee is pleased to announce that all positions for the challenge have been filled!
The Challenge, which showcases high performance computing in the hands of talented students, will be located next

to the Exhibit Hall at the convention center in Reno. The event starts on Monday (Nov. 12) evening and runs through
Thursday (Nov. 15) with the same viewing hours as the exhibit hall. Please attend the Cluster Challenge showcase

to see what science is being done, meet the contestants and cheer them on!

More Information :

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

BOF interest for SC07 is at an all time high! Nearly 90 requests have been received for 48 available slots.
Highlights include the Top 500 and HPC Challenge awards, the direction of federal programs, career paths in

HPC and a wide variety of technology and software BOFs. Please go to
to see the list of accepted BOFs.



SC07 Technical Papers Program - 54 Innovative Advances!

The SC07 Technical Papers program is the premier forum for sharing innovative advances in high-performance computing,
networking and storage from academic, government and corporate institutions around the world.


Fifty-four papers have been selected for presentation from 268 submissions contributed by 815 authors. The program spans
theory, practice, modeling, experimentation, infrastructure and the application of high performance computing, advanced

networking, innovative storage solutions, systems engineering and grid technologies. The papers will be presented in
18 sessions over a three day period.


This year, the review process was done in a double blind format; reviewers did not know the author of each submission
they reviewed. Approximately 250 committee members and external referees contributed their time and expertise to

develop this outstanding technical paper program.

SC07 Hosts Largest Exhibit Area Ever!

The participation in the SC07 Exhibits area is already larger than any other previous SC exhibition!
This year SC07 will feature nearly 300 exhibitors; 60 of which will be first-timers that will demonstrate

the latest high-performance computing technologies.


"The SC07 Exhibits offer you access to an exciting mix of the industry's leading companies and research
institutions all in one place," said Cherri Pancake, SC07 Exhibits Chair. "This year's record-breaking participation

from organizations in the industry will showcase the dynamic products and services powering high performance
computing, networking and storage."

More Information:

More about SCinet XNet

SCinet's Xnet (eXperimental Networks) environment provides a venue to showcase emerging, often pre-commercial

or pre-competitive, developmental networking technologies, protocols and experimental networking applications.

SCinet is a high-performance, production-quality network that exhibitors and attendees depend on for reliable local
area and wide area network services. Xnet provides a venue that is cutting-edge and pre-standard where fragility is

understood and accepted. Xnet provides its participants and exhibitors an opportunity to showcase emerging, prototype
or experimental network gear or capabilities, prior to their general commercial availability in a fault tolerant environment.

Participants in Xnet's environment gain insight from the worlds most advanced computing and computer networking audience.
Selections are underway and this year's Xnet will once again prove to be a cutting edge showcase.

Questions: Rod Willson or Paul Love


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