This year’s technical program continues the tradition of a diverse set of strong technical papers, enhanced with an equally diverse set of invited speakers, tutorials, panels, and research gems. Highlights to look for in the conference include:

  • 63 technical papers, selected from 179 submissions, including six finalists for Gordon Bell prizes. These papers were chosen based on the significance of their contributions to the field of high performance networking and computing (HPNC).

  • Twenty-four tutorials (9 full day and 15 half day sessions) on Sunday and Monday. These tutorials were chosen competitively to address expressed interests of SC attendees.

  • Four State of the Field plenary talks, highlighting the most significant results and critical future directions in areas of study that are vital to HPNC.

  • The new “Masterworks” track of invited speakers that will showcase the application of HPNC technologies to deliver new capabilities to scientists and the general public.

  • Seven panel sessions, chosen to stimulate understanding of the issues surrounding hot topics of debate within the HPNC community.

  • The plenary awards session on Thursday afternoon that is expected to include a talk by the most recent winner of the IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

  • Numerous competitively selected “research gems” representing late-breaking research results that will be showcased in a special area on the Exhibit Floor.

The technical program committee is very proud of the program this year. It would not have been possible without the volunteer efforts of over one hundred committee members and reviewers. Thank you for once again making SC2000 the premier technical conference in this field!