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SC18 Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the World's Largest Marketplace for High Performance Computing


SC18 Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the World's Largest Marketplace for High Performance Computing

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Supercomputing Conference (SC), the International Conference for High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at SC18 on November 11–16 in Dallas, Texas. "HPC Inspires" is the theme of SC18, which is co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) Technical Consortium on High-Performance Computing (TCHPC) and the ACM Special Interest Group on High-Performance Computing (SIGHPC).

An HPC community of over 12,000 scientists, engineers, developers, system administrators, educators, students, program managers, CIOs, and policymakers are expected to attend, as SC18 is the broadest and largest of any HPC conference. This year's conference is set to include invited talks, panels, research papers, tutorials, workshops, posters, Birds of a Feather sessions, exhibits, and a graduate showcase.

The 30th anniversary of SC18 provides a platform for a review and celebration of the progress of HPC and its community, and the impact of the SC conference series on HPC. A number of special activities and events at SC18 will highlight the evolution of the conference, supercomputing, and related technologies, including:

  • Awards of recognition for exhibitors
  • The Lobby Museum display, which will highlight SC's history with both physical and digital artifacts from all 29 previous SC conferences
  • SC: The Conference, a panel on Friday morning, will feature past conference chairs discussing the past and future of SC, supercomputing, and HPC research

At SC18's prestigious lineup of 12 invited talks, presentations will feature innovative technical contributions and their applications in addressing areas of HPC, networking analysis, and storage. The invited talks will take place November 13–15 and include:

  • "Applying Deep Learning" by Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA
  • "Brain-Inspired Massively-Parallel Computing" by Stephen Furber, University of Manchester
  • "The Age of Data – Visualizing the Revolution" by Chris Johnson, University of Utah
  • "What Is the Role of Architecture and Software Researchers in Making Quantum Computing Practical?" by Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University

Each year, SC provides the leading technical program in the HPC community (as measured by impact) through a review process that meets the highest academic and professional standards. The program is designed to develop and share best practices in areas such as system center management, large-scale deployment and integration, system enhancement and effectiveness improvements, benchmarking, user and application support experience, the convergence of big data and extreme computing, large system procurement, and procedures and policy determination.

SC18 brings together the synergy of HPC for a program that is unequaled in the world. Plan now to be a part of SC18 in Dallas. For more information on the full program, including exhibits, keynotes, awards, and registration, visit

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About SC18
SC18, the International Conference for High-Performance Computing (,sponsored by ACM and IEEE-CS, 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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