March Newsletter

Greetings and welcome to the March 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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Here are highlights from
the SC07 March Edition:

*    SC07 Submissions Are Now Open!
*    Important!  New Submission Procedures for 2007 Papers
*   Important!  New Submission Procedures for the 2007 Gordon Bell Prize
*   Exotic Technologies Returns as Disruptive Technologies (DT)
*   "Cluster Challenge" to Debut at SC07
*   Student Volunteer Opportunities
*   Tutorials Program Solicits Proposals
*   Poster Submission Opens

SC07 Submissions
Are Now Open!

Submissions for SC07 opened on March 12, 2007 -- the submission web site is located at: *Please note the changes in the submission procedures for papers and
Gordon Bell submissions below. There are no changes in the submission process or format for tutorials,
panels, workshops or posters; submissions for these areas are due by 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time on
April 9, 2007 to

More Information:

Important!  New Submission
Procedures for 2007 Papers

Please note the following changes that have been made to ensure a rigorous, high-quality review of
all submissions:

A two-part submission process will be used -- authors of technical papers and Gordon Bell Prize papers
need to register at the submission website ( and submit an abstract by
Friday, April 6; manuscripts need to be uploaded by 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 9.

This year, a "blind" submission and review process will be used at SC for the first time. Papers should
be submitted without the authors'  names on the manuscript. Moreover, authors should make a reasonable
effort to hide their identity. Citations to the authors' own prior work should be included, but referred to in
the third person. Acknowledgments should be omitted. Other identifying references should be removed
to the extent possible.

More Information:

Important!  New Submission Procedures
for the 2007 Gordon Bell Prize

Authors of submissions for the 2007 Gordon Bell Prize need to use the new, two-part submission process.
To submit a Gordon Bell Prize entry, please register at the submission web site (
and submit an abstract by Friday, April 6; manuscripts need to be uploaded by 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time
on Monday, April 9. However, a blind-submission manuscript should not be prepared.  

Please note these important rules: A submission will not be considered eligible for the Gordon Bell Prize
unless it describes sustained performance on a real scientific application, and achieves as a minimum
requirement, at least the rate achieved by the #500 entry of the most recent Top500 list (
A submission must also exhibit significant novelty; a submission that is largely a repeat of a previous
submission will not be considered.

More Information:

Exotic Technologies Returns as
Disruptive Technologies (DT)

Building on the enormous success enjoyed at SC06, Exotic Technologies will return at SC07 but with a
new name: Disruptive Technologies (DT). Consisting of an exhibit area and two invited panel sessions,
DT will continue to focus on technologies with the potential to overturn existing, dominant technologies in
supercomputing in the next five to 15 years. The DT exhibit area will allow researchers to demonstrate
working prototypes, and the panel sessions will offer expert views on DT for processors, memory,
interconnects and storage.

More Information:


"Cluster Challenge" 
to Debut at SC07

The Cluster Challenge is a new event that offers teams of undergraduate students the chance to
compete and to showcase the amazing power and accessibility of cluster computing. Teams will race
head-to-head in full view of conference attendees for 40 straight hours running high performance computing
workloads on their clusters. The student teams will be fueled by youthful enthusiasm, spectator energy and a
desire to win (and, of course, pizza and soda)! After a night off, teams will re-emerge to perform a side-show --
this is a no-rules, free-form opportunity to "wow" visitors and highlight their talents and race-gear.

More Information:

Student Volunteer

Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are needed to assist with the administration of the conference.
Student volunteers will receive free conference registration, housing for out-of-town volunteers, and most meals.
This is an exciting opportunity for students to see and discuss the latest high-performance networking and
computing technology, and to meet leading researchers while contributing to the success of this annual event.

Volunteers are expected to be available for a total of 4-5 hours of work per day during the week of the conference.
No special skills or experience are necessary for most volunteer positions; however, some familiarity with
computing platforms, audio/visual equipment, or office equipment can be helpful. Applications will be available
on April 2 and are due August 3. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by September 3. 

More Information:

Tutorials Program Solicits

SC07 invites you to submit proposals for tutorials at introductory, intermediate or advanced levels for either
full-day (6 hours) or half-day (3 hours) sessions. Tutorials can include "hands-on" material with exercises and
guided-learning demos and will be chosen competitively by a distinguished panel of experts. Tutorial presenters
will receive an honorarium and travel support.  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: programming and construction of parallel, distributed, cluster
and grid systems; high performance and parallel I/O; computer security; program development, performance
analysis and optimization tools and techniques; new technologies and architectures; visualization; collaborative
technologies and tools; algorithms and numerical methods; and application-specific topics.
More Information:
 http:/ /sc07.
Questions to:

Poster Submission

Posters are one of the most exciting parts of the SC07 experience, providing a venue for late-breaking
research results and informal discussions during a hosted reception. SC07 will have two types of posters:
The ACM Student Research Competition, with posters by individual students (; and
Regular Posters by non-students or groups.

The deadline for both types of posters is July 31 and submissions are open now!

More Information:


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