SC10 Announces Opportunities to Participate

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 3 June, 2010 – In keeping with the theme for this year’s conference, “The Future of Discovery,” SC10 is now offering opportunities to students, faculty, and emerging leaders from groups traditionally underrepresented in computing to discover the international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

SC10 will take place 13-19 Nov. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Education and diversity programs, networking opportunities, and job fairs are an integral part of SC.

“The global computing community’s continued success in applying high-performance computing to the great challenges of our time depends in good measure on bringing new people and ideas into the HPC fold; there is no better place to make that happen than SC,” said Jennifer Teig von Hoffman, SC10 Communities Chair. “HPC and advanced networking have become a critical component of a growing worldwide cyberinfrastructure and it is important for that same global diversity to be reflected in the HPC community"

The following programs are now accepting applications:

The Broader Engagement Program offers students, faculty and professionals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in high-performance computing (HPC) an introduction to SC through networking and technical sessions. Sessions immediately preceding the conference provide an introduction to and professional development in HPC and computational science. Community building activities include the mentor /proteges program, which matches Broader Engagement and Student Volunteer proteges with self-identified mentors attending SC. Applications for participation grants in Broader Engagement are due Aug. 16. Click here for details. For more information, email: be@info.supercomputing.org

The Education Program introduces HPC and computational tools, resources and methods to undergraduate faculty and pre-college educators. During a four day intensive workshop, educators are shown ways they can integrate HPC and computational techniques into their classrooms and research programs. Participants are immersed in HPC, networking, storage and analysis. Special events scheduled for SC10 include a teacher’s day, and support for high school field trips. Limited travel support is available; those not receiving travel support may participate by paying a separate registration fee. Travel support applications are due July 31. Click here for details. For more information, email: education@info.supercomputing.org.

The Student Volunteer Program offers undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in HPC the opportunity to help with the management and operation of the conference. In exchange, student volunteers receive free conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers) and most meals. Limited support for such travel expenses as airfare is available for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in HPC, such as Native Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders, women and the physically challenged. Applications are due July 31. Click here for details. For more information, email: student-vols@info.supercomputing.org.

As a part of the Broader Engagement Program, the SC10 Student Job Fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 17 Nov. Last year, more than 100 students participated in the SC09 Student Job fair in which more than 30 representatives from government and industry, research labs, academic institutions, recruiting agencies and private industry met with students to discuss research opportunities, temporary and permanent employment opportunities, co-ops and internships. SC10 welcomes a broad spectrum of student attendees, including the SC Communities: SC Education Program, the SC Broader Engagement Program, and SC Student Volunteers Program.

Participating organizations and institutions will have access to students in computer science, information systems, scientific computing and high performance computing related fields. The registration fee for exhibitors is $50. Contributing donors to SC Communities are entitled to complimentary registration in the Job Fair; for information about contributing to SC Communities, see http://sc10.supercomputing.org/images/CommunitiesExhibitors.pdf.

Organizations planning to participate in the SC10 Student Job Fair are asked to confirm and supply the name of the organization’s representative(s) by 31 Aug. See http://sc10.supercomputing.org/?pg=jobfair.html. For more information student-job-fair@info.supercomputing.org or 408-927-1403.

SC10 has this year established additional funds specifically to support individuals from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in the southeast region of the US who would like to participate in the Broader Engagement and Education programs. This is part of an effort to increase overall participation in SC10 and SC Communities. When applying for support for the Broader Engagement and Education programs, as indicated above, applicants need to identify themselves within the application as from an MSI in the southeast region. Consult the SC10 Website http://sc10.supercomputing.org/ for updates.

About SC10

SC10, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC10, please visit: http://sc10.supercomputing.org/

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities. For more information, go to http://www.computer.org.

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