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The University of Tennessee at SC13

Excellent Tech Talks, Information, and Insights to be Offered at the UT Booth

Visit the University of Tennessee’s booth (#836) at the SC13 Opening Gala on Monday, Nov. 18, in Denver to learn about some of the exciting things that are on the horizon for HPC! Jack Dongarra, University Distinguished Professor at UT Knoxville and 2013 Ken Kennedy Award honoree, will deliver the keynote talk at 7:30 p.m. on where HPC’s been and where it’s heading.

The University of Tennessee speaker series—presented by HPC innovators from the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)—will address some of the most relevant topics in the field today: the national cyberinfrastructure, big data processing with R, award-winning middleware, the hot new field of bioinformatics, and more. Plus, leaders from Intel, Cray, and SGI will discuss topics such as new approaches to data-intensive computing in large-scale distributed environments, the consideration of data intensity in HPC system design, and more.

The University of Tennessee booth will also highlight the many activities of UT computing centers, including NICS, the National Center for Computational Engineering, and the Innovative Computing Laboratory.

Come and visit UT at booth 836 for information, insights, and maybe even some great orange ice cream! And remember to pick up a free 8GB USB lanyard when they are made available during the week. Check the USB to see if you’re the winner of a Raspberry Pi, a credit-card size computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. A total of five will be given away.

This marks the 25th year for the Supercomputing Conference, which spotlights the most advanced scientific and technical applications in the world. SC13 will bring together the international supercomputing community for an exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials, and timely research posters. The SC13 Exhibition Hall will feature exhibits of the latest and greatest technologies from industry, academia, and government research organizations. Many of these technologies will be seen for the first time in Denver.

Article posting date: 11 November 2013

About JICS: The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences was established by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance scientific discovery and state-of-the-art engineering, and to further knowledge of computational modeling and simulation. JICS realizes its vision by taking full advantage of petascale-and-beyond computers housed at ORNL and by educating a new generation of scientists and engineers well-versed in the application of computational modeling and simulation for solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems.

About NICS: The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) operates the University of Tennessee supercomputing center, funded in part by the National Science Foundation. NICS is a major partner in NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, known as XSEDE.