SC19 July Need to Know: Registration Opens July 11; Preparations Under Way to Announce Full Schedule; Welcoming Families at SC19; Student Opportunities

July 2019

Summer is heating up, and so are our preparations for SC19! We are just over halfway to the event and getting excited to break new records this year in Denver.


Register for SC19 on July 11 and Save

When you register for SC19, you’re gaining the opportunity to hear from and converse with the best and brightest in HPC. Take a peek at the programming we’ve already selected and see if you agree.

  • 36 new and repeating workshops are worth every penny to add on to your SC19 experience. The entire workshop schedule is now available.
  • 37 tutorials offer a chance to learn directly from leading experts in the most popular areas of HPC, networking, storage, and analysis. Read more about the lineup.
  • 13 panels highlight discussions among experts on topics vital to HPC today.
  • 12 invited speakers emphasize this year’s theme of “HPC is Now” by targeting the convergence of HPC and sciences. Take a look at our 12 invited speakers and their topics or view the full schedule for invited speakers.

If you’re already as excited as we are, register for SC19 on July 11! Early bird registrants save up to $350. Learn more about our packages for attending.


Families Are Welcome at SC19

Attending a conference and being away from home for a week is a big commitment. Because of that, we work each year to add more support for families at SC. This year, we offer the following opportunities:

  • Daycare for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years for a small fee.
  • The chance to show off the exhibit floor to your family on Wednesday from 4–6 pm.
  • Free attendance for the whole family at the Technical Program Reception at Wings Over the Rockies.


Papers Notifications Sent; Schedule Announced Mid-August

The Technical Papers committee met in Atlanta last month to discuss 339 submitted papers, taking time out to participate in a process that resulted in a total of 1,627 reviews. When all was said and done, the committee had accepted 20.9% of all submissions (with 4.4% of the total having the potential for acceptance after revision and approval from the committee).

Because we had so many high quality Papers submissions this year, we have quite a few nominations for Best Paper and Best Student Paper, nine and twelve respectively. Since some papers are nominated both for Best Paper and Best Student Paper, that brings our total number of nominations to 14. What an exciting thing for SC19; we hope you will be on hand to see who the final winners are! For now, you can check out our SC19 logo recreation for a sneak peek on topics before the official announcement next month.

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Supporting the Next Generation of HPC Talent

The ACM Student Research Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students. The competition is a great way to expose your work to potential future PhD advisors, and there are some pretty great awards if your paper is chosen:

  • $500 travel support from ACM
  • Win a monetary award if your poster is selected as one of the three best
  • Best poster winners can compete with all the winners from other ACM conferences in the Student Research Grand Finale

For those of you contemplating that job after graduation, the Doctoral Showcase is the place where national labs recruiters come to recruit you. Apply if you will graduate in the next 15 months by submitting an overview of your PhD work.

Of course, students nearing graduation aren’t the only ones looking for jobs in the field. Graduate or undergraduate students looking for internships and jobs can connect with potential employers at the Job Fair held on Wednesday, November 20, 10 am–3 pm.

This year’s competitors for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) showcase a mix of new and returning talent. Sixteen teams were invited to compete from a pool of 30 applicants, including the winners from the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) and the Asia Supercomputer Community (ASC) competitions. Teams of six students will not only race to complete the most datasets from the chosen applications, but they will also reproduce a paper from SC18 on the show floor. Follow along to see what this year’s student teams can accomplish!

SC19 is making a huge effort to support as many students as possible with their travel expenses; unfortunately, despite our efforts, we don’t have all the funding we need. In particular, undergraduates need more help financially because they are typically not research assistants and thus do not have support from their institution. If your organization would like to support student travel to SC19, please contact the Students@SC committee.


Windows of Opportunity Closing

July 31 Submissions Close: 

August 15 Nominations Deadline:


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