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Sc09 Announces Technical Program Focus


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This year's SC09 conference will focus on the role of high-performance computing (HPC) in biological sciences, environmental sustainability, and the emerging three-dimensional (3D) Internet.

The week-long conference, which takes place Nov. 14-20, in Portland, Ore., will feature technical papers, tutorials, invited speakers, panel discussions, and posters. "We chose these three focus areas for the conference because they are so fundamentally important to human health and the health of our planet, and, in the case of the 3D Internet, to how we share, interact with, and understand information," says SC09 general chair Wilfred Pinfold, Intel's director of Extreme Scale Programs. "The technical program will show how HPC technologies provide a powerful tool to support work in bio-computing, sustainability, and the 3D Internet and will help people make scientific and engineering breakthroughs in these areas."

The Bio-Computing Focus Area will examine research that uses HPC to solve problems in the behaviors of genes and proteins that can trigger cancers or other serious diseases. The Sustainability Focus Area will explore how to maintain environmental quality, how to develop and deploy renewable and clean energy, and how to improve the energy efficiency of businesses, data centers, and homes. The 3D Internet Focus Area will examine how 3D visualization and immersive environments such as Second Life are changing how people communicate, share information, educate students, and explore scientific problems.

From HPC Wire
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