[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
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
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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