Feb 9, 2004

ScicomP9 Conference to be hosted at CINECA

Bologna, Italy - The ninth meeting of the IBM System Scientific Computing User Group, ScicomP9, will include an outstanding set of tutorials, technical talks, and hardware and software roadmaps for IBM HPC products. The meeting, which will be held on March 23-26, 2004 in Bologna, Italy, features an outstanding set of tutorials. We will once again have the popular Power4 Optimization tutorial presented by IBM staff members Charles Grassl and David Klepacki, as well as a tutorial highlighting in Life Sciences computation by Angelo Rossi of IBM.

In addition to the outstanding set of tutorials the meeting will feature an opening keynote address by William Pulleyblank, IBM Director of Deep Computing Institute and Director of Exploratory Server Systems, on current and near-term IBM high performance computing directions. The meeting will continue the organization's well known series of talks on detailed aspects of IBM hardware and software near and long term plans.

The ScicomP meeting series enables computational scientists, engineers and scientific users of high performance computing systems to learn about tools and techniques for developing applications that achieve maximum performance and scalability on IBM SP and pSeries systems. Proposals for user and vendor presentations are now being solicited and abstracts for proposed user presentations can be submitted via the web form at www.spscicomp.org/ScicomP9/userpres.html. With an emphasis on their application to IBM systems, topics of interest include scalable algorithms, high-end system performance tools, hybrid programming models, exploiting system architectures, scheduling and execution frameworks. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb 16 2004.

Additional information on this meeting, including registration information can be found on the ScicomP9 web site at www.spscicomp.org/ScicomP9/. The agenda will be updated as it develops. For questions regarding technical presentations, contact Bronis de Supinski at bronis@llnl.gov. For questions on registration and local accommodations contact Sigismondo Boschi (s.boschi@cineca.it).