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SC16 Expands Focus on HPC Provider Community, Practitioners

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If you are in HPC or a related field, you know SC16 as the leading international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. For 28 years, SC has served as the conference of record in the supercomputing community for presenting the results of groundbreaking new research, getting the training needed to advance your career, and discovering what’s new in the marketplace.

SC16 marks the beginning of a multi-year emphasis designed to advance the state of the practice in the HPC community by providing a track for the professionals driving innovation and development in designing, building, and operating the world’s largest supercomputers, along with all of the system and application software that make them run effectively. We call this track the "State of the Practice."

"State of the Practice" submissions will add content about innovations and best practices development from the HPC service provider community into all aspects of the SC16 technical program, from tutorials and workshops to papers and posters. These submissions will be peer-reviewed, as are all submissions to SC. However, the evaluation criteria will acknowledge the fundamental difference between innovation that leads the state of HPC practice in the field today and research results that will reshape the field tomorrow.

If you are part of the SC community, but haven’t always felt SC was the right venue to showcase your contributions to the HPC body of knowledge, we want to encourage you to submit to the technical program on the re-invigorated "State of the Practice" track.

Check the important dates page for upcoming submission deadlines.

Dan Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin and, along with the University of Illinois’ Bill Kramer, serves as co-chair of the "State of the Practice" track at SC16.


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