SOURCE: Visual Numerics

May 17, 2005 08:00 ET

The SC|05 HPC Analytics Challenge Deadline Extended to June 1 Due to Surging Interest From Researchers, Engineers and Analysts Around the World

Wide Range of Industries Interested in Showcasing Sophisticated Methods for Data Analysis and High-End Visualization

SAN RAMON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2005 -- Due to an overwhelming response, the SC|05 High Performance Computing (HPC) Analytics Committee today announced the extension of its application deadline to June 1, 2005.

The HPC Analytics Challenge is a unique opportunity for industry, academia, government and other organizations engaged in sophisticated data analysis and visualization to develop and demonstrate applications showcasing powerful analytics techniques for solving complex, real-world problems. A wide range of stellar submissions of real-world analytics applications from around the world has already been received, including applications focused on earthquake research, predictive modeling, traffic analytics, and music mining. Finalists of the HPC Analytics Challenge will convene at SC|05, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, from November 12-18 in Seattle.

"We are excited about the significant interest in the HPC Analytics Challenge and are looking forward to a very intriguing Challenge contest at SC|05," said Maura McGinnity, SC|05 HPC Analytics Committee Chair and Visual Numerics' Vice President of Market Strategy and Corporate Development. "The HPC Analytics Challenge provides a great forum to showcase computational intensive applications that solve complex, real-world problems through the use of rigorous and sophisticated methods of data analysis and high-end visualization."

The dramatic increases in performance, scalability, and overall computational power in high performance computing over the last decade, along with the need to make sense of massive amounts of data, have led to the growing interest in HPC Analytics. Historically the focus of the government and research supercomputing communities, HPC Analytics has now generated significant interest in mainstream business sectors.

Submissions will undergo a peer review by select members of the HPC Analytics Committee, which is comprised of prestigious analytics experts from around the world. More information on the competition can be found on the SC2005 web site at the following location:

About SC|05

SC|05, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, will convene November 12-18, 2005, in Seattle. Under the theme, "Gateway to Discovery," SC|05 will showcase how high performance computing, networking, storage and analytics lead to advances in research, education and commerce. Exciting technical and education programs, workshops, tutorials, an expanded exhibit area, demonstrations and many other activities await attendees. SC|05 is the one place that attendees can see tomorrow's technology being used to solve world-class challenge problems today.

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