From November 13-18, 2016, the Research Computing Support Services team will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend Supercomputing16 (SC16), the premier international conference for high-performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis. This conference showcases the many ways these technologies lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education, and commerce. SC attracts more than 10,000 attendees from around the world, bringing together an exclusive group of scientists, researchers, lab directors, and funding program directors from the HPC and networking industry.
According to SC16 General Chair, John West, “SC is really unique among conferences in the HPC community. There is simply no other conference where you can go to talk with every major participant in the HPC vendor community, see the latest research results, get HPC-specific training from the authorities in our field, mentor that next generation of leaders, and attend workshops that will shape tomorrow’s technology agenda. There is also no better opportunity to track down that researcher you’ve been needing to collaborate with or connect with peers in other organizations to find out the cool things they are doing. It sounds a little corny I suppose, but something special happens when more than 10,000 people come together around one topic, and the only place to have that experience in HPC is at SC.”
As in previous years, the University of Missouri will be sharing booth space with the Great Plains Network. The booth will be more than twice the size of last year’s booth. It is also in a great location, next to Clemson University, SLURM, and Omnibond, with Google and Globus in the immediate neighborhood.
— Nov. 2, 2016