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XSEDE12 Conference Opens for Registration

Registration for the inaugural Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) conference opens May 14, with an early registration opportunity available until June 18. Much as XSEDE replaces and extends TeraGrid as the largest NSF-funded provider of advanced cyberinfrastructure services for the U.S. open research community, XSEDE12 builds on the successful series of TeraGrid conferences. XSEDE12 will be held July 16- 19 at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Chicago.

“This conference series has evolved into an important meeting focused on the needs of the community supported by XSEDE, and it will cover a breadth of scientific, technical, and social aspects of cyberinfrastructure,” said XSEDE Principal Investigator John Towns.

The XSEDE12 conference includes the most successful and popular aspects of the previous TeraGrid conferences:

  • Tutorials on the first day of the conference
  • Keynote and plenary speakers from within and beyond the computational science community
  • Special aspects of the program for students and Campus Champions
  • A visualization showcase, poster sessions, and excellent technical sessions.

XSEDE12 also plans to include new features:

  • Technical sessions focused on software, including software vendors discussing their products relative to the XSEDE environment, software engineering for XSEDE, and challenges of delivering and using commercial software in the XSEDE environment
  • A cybercafe near the conference area, so participants can get online easily during breaks
  • A social calendar that includes events for student volunteers, a conference reception, and at least one free evening to enjoy Chicago.

XSEDE12 is expected to set a new standard for community participation and technical excellence. Mark your calendars now, and prepare to book your accommodations for this exciting conference.

About XSEDE: XSEDE is a five-year, $121-million project supported by the National Science Foundation. It replaces and expands the NSF TeraGrid project and connects a robust collection of advanced digital resources across 17 partner institutions, including the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS). More information about XSEDE can be found at XSEDE.