New Mexico SuperComputer Challenge

Cindy Sievers sievers at
Wed Apr 15 16:23:36 CDT 2009

Hello everyone,

On Monday, April 20, Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting the 
annual New Mexico SuperComputing Challenge. Groups of New Mexico high 
school and middle school students will be at LANL that day to receive 
awards for their participation in the year long program and to tour 
the facilities.

We traditionally include a tour of the Access Grid.  We like to 
include some remote sites so that the students can see what a true 
collaboration looks like. Last year we invited some college 
recruiters to participate via Access Grid.  This gave the colleges a 
chance to recruit some top notch students, and it gave the students a 
chance to talk with faculty about their institutions and about 
college in general.  In previous years we have had students at 
colleges and universities talk to the SuperComputer challenge 
participants via Access Grid about their college experiences.  I'd 
like to invite your institution to participate this year, all types 
of discussions are welcome!  If you would like for your recruiters to 
get involved, that is great!  Or if you have some students who might 
like to participate in an informal discussion with the SCC 
participants, that would be awesome!  Or if you can simply run your 
AG node and talk briefly to the students about your AG facility and 
what you are using it for, that would be a tremendous help! We are 
looking for all types of interaction, so if you can participate in 
any way, we would be greatly appreciative.

Currently, we have 3 sessions, each is about 45 minutes long.
Session 1 is from 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Session 2 is from 11:00pm - 11:45pm MDT
Session 3 is from 2:00 - 2:45 MDT
If you could please RSVP and let me know if you would like to 
participate and which session(s) you can attend.
We'll be using the LANL venue off of the Argonne Lobby/Government 
Institutions Lobby.


Cindy Sievers           Los Alamos National Laboratory
sievers at        Group CCS-1 MS B287
tel:505.665.6602        Advanced Computing
fax:505.665.4939        Los Alamos, NM 87544

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