[AG-TECH] SC Global news release

Jennifer Teig von Hoffman jtvh at bu.edu
Fri Mar 7 06:29:08 CST 2003

Media contact: Jon Bashor, JBashor at lbl.gov, 510-486-5849

SC Global Seeking Innovative, Collaborative Ideas for Connecting SC2003 
Conference to the World – and Bringing the World to Phoenix

 It’s time to start planning to participate in SC Global 
2003, the Access Grid-enabled component of the SC2003 Conference 
Technical Program, and this year's premiere showcase for innovative uses 
of collaboration technologies in the context of high performance 
computing and networking.
SC Global offers a chance for people to participate in SC2003 without 
leaving home, and to contribute to SC2003 from remote locations. During 
SC Global’s debut at SC2001, 43 sites participated remotely, from 
locations in 11 countries spread across six continents. This year’s 
conference will be held Nov. 15-21 in Phoenix, AZ.
SC Global will connect the main conference location in Phoenix with 
remote sites around the world using the Access Grid (AG), an ensemble of 
resources that can be used to support human interaction across the grid. 
The AG runs over high-performance IP networks, and has been in use since 
the summer of 1999 for distributed conferences, workshops, and meetings 
both large and small.
SC Global 2003 will include both innovative uses and discussions of 
advanced collaboration technologies, and the traditional SC Technical 
Program content (including Papers, Panels, and Birds-of-a-Feather 
sessions). The SC Global committee looks forward to receiving proposals 
for a wide variety of sessions, ranging from technical papers to 
distributed artistic performances.
By their nature, most successful proposals for the SC Global program 
will be collaborative undertakings. Therefore, proposals will be 
reviewed not only for their innovative use of collaborative technologies 
and how compelling an experience they create for participating sites, 
but also for their feasibility as an AG event.
Proposals for SC Global – which must be submitted between April 7 and 25 
-- must include information about all AG locations proposed to 
participate in a given session. In addition to the Constellation Sites, 
which present sessions in the SC Global program, Satellite Sites will be 
able to interactively participate in the conference, and Observer Sites 
to passively view the sessions. (Participating as a Satellite or 
Observer Site requires less stringent preparations, and does not require 
any proposal in April.)
Anyone wanting to learn more about SC Global and form collaborations 
with other AG users to develop proposals for the SC Global program is 
encouraged to participate in the 2003 Access Grid retreat, to be held at 
Argonne National Laboratory on April 15 and 16.
SC Global was held for the first time in 2001, featuring sessions such as:
* Showcase presentations of highly innovative content, including: 
Dancing Beyond Boundaries, featuring dancers at distributed locations 
performing together; Remote AG Explorer Robot; presentations by and 
discussion with scientists from the South Pole Research Lab; and 
multispectral thermal images of the World Trade Center site shortly 
after the September 11 attacks.
* Papers such as: “Supporting Efficient Execution in Heterogeneous 
Distributed Computing Environments with Cactus and Globus;” 
“Optimization of Component-Based Applications within a Grid 
Environment;” and “Adapting Globus and Kerberos for a Secure ASCI Grid.”
* Panels and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions such as: “Can the Asia Pacific 
Grid Contribute to the Science and Technology in the Asia Pacific 
Region?”, “The Computational Continuum from Human Genomes to Human 
Health”, and “Broadening the Grid - Increasing Minority Serving 
Institution Participation”
In 2003, the number of participating sites may as much as triple, due in 
large part to the continued rapid growth of the AG. While there were 75 
AG locations in existence in November 2001 and 43 participated, there 
are 147 AG locations today, and many more expected to come online before 
the fall.
SC Global committee members include both veterans of SC Global 2001, and 
new voices in the AG community; they represent organizations from the 
United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.
To join the SC Global 2003 community mailing list, send mail to 
majordomo at bu.edu with a blank subject line and the words "subscribe 
scg-03-community-l" in the body of the message (omit the quotes).
For detailed information, please visit:
* SC Global 2003: http://www.scglobal.org/
* Access Grid: http://www.accessgrid.org
* SC2003 conference: http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/
SC2003 is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics 
Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and the Association for Computing 
Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH).
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