ScicomP 15 & SP-XXL
May 18-22, 2009, Barcelona
The 15th meeting of ScicomP, the user-supported interest group for everyone running scientific applications on IBM supercomputers.

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Call for Abstracts
             Announcing the 15th annual meeting of ScicomP
                         http://www.spscicomp.org/
                  the IBM Scientific System User Group

                                 AND

                  The Summer 2009 Meeting of SP-XXL
                        http://www.spxxl.org/

                         May 18 to 22, 2009
           hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center
                          Barcelona, Spain
            Meeting web site: http://spscicomp.org/ScicomP15/


IMPORTANT DATES (SP-XXL attendees please also refer to the SP-XXL web site):

        Early Feb 2009        - Registration opens
                              - Abstract submission opens

      8 Mar 2009 (Sun)        - Early deadline for ScicomP abstracts;
			        afterward, abstracts accepted if space available
                              - Booking deadline for Hotel "Abba Garden ****"

     15 Mar 2009 (Sun)        - ScicomP author notification

     17 Apr 2009 (Fri)        - Early registration closes
                              - Booking deadline for Hotel "Arenas ***"

  18-23 May 2009 (Mon-Fri)    - ScicomP tutorial(s) and meeting


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

  We seek original presentations by HPC application and software
  infrastructure developers about recent discoveries, experiences,
  and lessons learned on IBM HPC products.  Speakers will be chosen
  based on 1-page abstracts submitted to the ScicomP15 website
  (URL:http://spscicomp.org/ScicomP15/) by March 8. After March 8,
  abstracts will be accepted on a space-available basis.


ABOUT SCICOMP:

  ScicomP meetings target computational scientists and engineers interested in
  achieving maximum performance and scalability on all IBM HPC platforms,
  including the POWER, Linux, BlueGene, and Cell platforms. Presentations will
  be given by both HPC users and IBM staff. The focus of user presentations is
  on real world experiences in porting, tuning, and running codes on large-scale
  IBM systems. Topics may include (but are not limited to) code migration,
  scalable algorithms, hybrid programming models, exploiting system
  architectures, and scheduling and execution frameworks.  IBM staff
  presentations include hardware and software road maps for large systems;
  application development support software tools; performance programming,
  measurement, analysis, and tuning techniques.


ABOUT SP-XXL:

  The ScicomP meeting will be co-located with SP-XXl. SP-XXL is an
  organization with systems-oriented interests in large-scale scientific
  technical computing on IBM hardware. Information about the SP-XXL
  meeting will be available on the private SP-XXL web site.


ABOUT Barcelona and BSC
  Early in 2004 the Ministry of Education and Science (Spanish Government),
  Generalitat de Catalunya (local Catalan Government) and Technical University
  of Catalonia (UPC) took the initiative of creating a National Supercomputing
  Center in Barcelona. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center -- Centro Nacional
  de Supercomputación (BSC) is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain
  and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum,
  one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre
  Girona chapel. The mission of BSC is to investigate, develop and manage
  information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With
  this aim, special dedication has been taken to areas such as Computational
  Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computer Applications in Science
  and Engineering.

  Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community
  of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It is the central nucleus
  of the Urban Region of Barcelona, which relies on a population of about 5.5
  million. It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the
  rivers Llobregat and Besòs. Barcelona is a major economic centre with one of
  Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and Barcelona International Airport
  is the second largest in Spain after Madrid-Barajas Airport. Barcelona today
  is an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination with a rich
  cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni
  Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World
  Heritage Sites. The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer
  Olympics.


The ScicomP Officers
  Richard Gerber
  Thomas Soddemann
  Mike Page
  Bernd Mohr
     
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