This year's conference promises to be BIG, innovative, and we think you'll enjoy every minute of it. New features added to this year's conference include - the Venture Village, eSCape, a reconfigured HPC Games, and the new networking award. You'll see a strong program of technical presentations and technology displays.

Three features new to SC will highlight this year's meeting. The first, called Venture Village, will showcase a collection of entrepreneurial information technology companies, all creating new products to build the infrastructure of tomorrow. The second innovative thrust is eSCape 2000, demonstrating the ability to "escape" from today's technological boundaries and to connect and compute anywhere. The third innovation shows off the SCinet 2000 network, one of the most intense networks on the planet for the duration of the show, through the SC2000 Network Challenge.

We welcome you to Dallas and to our annual showcase of accomplishments and goals for high performance networking and computing.

Louis Turcotte, SC2000 Chair
Betsy Schermerhorn, SC2000 Vice Chair
Charlie Slocomb, SC2000 Deputy Chair