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Emerging Technologies at SC13: A Chat With the Chairs


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A new Emerging Technologies program at SC13 will focus on technologies that hold the potential to reshape computing.

Credit: HPC Wire

SC13's new Emerging Technologies program will focus on hardware prototypes, software demos, and project presentations of technologies that could potentially shape computing and society as a whole.

Emerging Technologies co-chairs Bob Lucas and Torsten Hoefler discuss the program, with Hoefler saying the goal is to attract large-scale or longer-term projects, with a concentration on aspects "such as development over a decade of significant new capabilities and their broader impact." Lucas says the program offers an opportunity for projects with a national or international scope to present their work on the SC13 exhibit floor. "We want to celebrate achievements in [high-performance computing], networking, storage, and analysis," he notes.

Lucas also says their hope is that the program will draw initiatives that otherwise would not be represented at SC13, including "research projects at National Labs or companies that are not part of the mainstream business and may thus not have a showcase in their main booths. The mix of projects or simply 'cool ideas' will be a unique experience for all visitors." He also notes that the program's open nature provides "a great opportunity for informal discussions and starting collaborations."

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