This year's technical program continues the tradition of a diverse set
of strong technical papers, enhanced with an equally diverse set of
invited speakers, tutorials, panels, and research gems. Highlights to
look for in the conference include:
63 technical papers, selected from 179 submissions, including six
finalists for Gordon Bell prizes. These papers were chosen based on the
significance of their contributions to the field of high performance
networking and computing (HPNC).
Twenty-four tutorials (9 full day and 15 half day sessions) on Sunday
and Monday. These tutorials were chosen competitively to address
expressed interests of SC attendees.
Four State of the Field plenary talks, highlighting the most
significant results and critical future directions in areas of study
that are vital to HPNC.
The new "Masterworks" track of invited speakers that will showcase the
application of HPNC technologies to deliver new capabilities to
scientists and the general public.
Seven panel sessions, chosen to stimulate understanding of the issues
surrounding hot topics of debate within the HPNC community.
The plenary awards session on Thursday afternoon that is expected to
include a talk by the most recent winner of the IEEE Computer Society
Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.
Numerous competitively selected "research gems" representing
late-breaking research results that will be showcased in a special area
on the Exhibit Floor.
The technical program committee is very proud of the program this year.
It would not have been possible without the volunteer efforts of over
one hundred committee members and reviewers. Thank you for once again
making SC2000 the premier technical conference in this field!