SC17 conference spotlights advances, potential for supercomputing

Tuesday November 14, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, SC17, super computing, high performance computing

DENVER -- SC17, a conference that highlights high performance computing, is now under way through Thursday at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., in downtown Denver.

SuperComputing 17 is the premier international conference showcasing the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce.sc17-logo

The 30th annual event, created and sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, attracts HPC professionals and educators from around the globe to participate in its complete technical education program, workshops, tutorials, a world-class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning.

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To view the conference agenda, click here.

Each program in the SC Conference is dedicated to showcasing work in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis by the international HPC community, organizers said.

The core of the Conference is the Technical Program with peer-reviewed content for every track; a series of Student Programs to engage and foster the next generation of HPC professionals; community awards to honor researchers in the field; and the fastest research network, SCinet, built to support high performing applications and demonstrations during the Conference.
The SC Technical Program is highly competitive and one of the broadest of any HPC conference. Traditionally, the program includes invited talks, panels, research papers, tutorials, workshops, posters, and Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions

The SC17 Exhibits is the largest in the history of the conference and is being led by organizations that have the tools and research powering green energy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, aerospace, advanced manufacturing and other industries that rely on high performance computing, organizers said. 

The overall size of the exhibition is 155,000 net square feet. The 350 industry and research-focused exhibits includes an all-time record-high of 46 first-time organizations and 111 organizations from a total of 26 countries outside the Unites States, making SC17 truly a global experience.

Each year, SC showcases not only the best and brightest stars of high performance computing, but also its rising stars and those who have made a lasting impression.

The SC17 conference continues its mission to build a strong and diverse HPC student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through professional development programs, opportunities to learn from mentors, and engagement with SC’s technical sessions.

By encouraging a strong student community centered around HPC, the SC17 [email protected] program helps ease the transition into the broader professional community, organizers said.

Since its inception in 1991, SCinet has been SC’s research network that pushes the boundaries of networking technologies and innovations through various workshops, demos, and activities, in addition to operational services necessary to provide conference attendees with connectivity to the commodity Internet and to many national R&E backbones.