Record Poster Submissions Promise a Lively, Informative SC13 Poster Session

DENVER, CO – Participants in SC13, the annual international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, will have the chance to view a wide range of research, academic and student posters when the conference convenes Nov. 17 – 22 at the Colorado Convention Center.

The Poster Session will kick off at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with a reception in the posters display area of the Convention Center, in the corridor above the Mile High Ballroom and in the Ballroom’s pre-function area. Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be available until 7 p.m. near the east entrance. Posters will remain on display through the close of the Conference on Friday, Nov. 22.

The SC13 Poster Session will feature 73 regular posters, three electronic posters and five education posters, chosen from a record number of submissions, according to Michela Taufer, technical posters committee chair. Topics will span a variety of high performance computing specialties, including HPC performance, cloud computing, and how to accelerate data-intensive computing.  Education posters will emphasize curriculum development and pedagogy, and best teaching practices of interest to undergraduate HPC educators. All posters were rigorously and academically peer reviewed by a selection committee and about one-third were accepted.

In addition to the regular, electronic, and education posters, SC13 will host the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), where 21 student-developed posters will be on display and will compete for the best graduate and undergraduate student poster awards. The student posters will be included in the Poster Session display area. Finalists in the student poster competition will present their work on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 404 of the Convention Center and the winners will be announced at the end of the presentations. The first classified students in both categories will go on to compete in the 2014 ACM SRC grand finals, sponsored by Microsoft Research.

“The Poster Session is an excellent way to get a glimpse of cutting-edge research and work in progress,” said Taufer. “We invite the entire SC community to stop by and find out what their colleagues, students and HPC educators are up to in an informal setting that encourages questions and interaction.”

About SC13

SC13, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, 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.

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