||CISL's new exhibit booth
will premiere this year at SuperComputing '06 in Tampa, Florida.
This booth defines the physical space for our conference outreach
efforts to the scientific and supercomputing communities. It
provides a stage for oral and visual presentations with the
flexibility for other display applications.
Since 1989, CISL Visualization Lab staff have been deploying an
exhibit booth for a variety of scientific and technical conferences
and providing demonstrations of supercomputing capabilities,
scientific visualization, and other NCAR research in science and
technology. At the height of its conference outreach program, CISL
staff were providing demonstrations and presentations at several
conferences each year, including SuperComputing, American
Meteorological Society, American Geophyscial Union, and others.
In recent years, we have focused our energy and resources more on
the annual SuperComputing conference and on local Vislab
presentations and outreach activities.
CISL's conference outreach program supports NCAR's strategic
priority of "Improving public awareness and understanding" of our
science as well as the underlying computational and software
technologies that are used in geoscience research today. These
outreach efforts "Enhance science education" by educating conference
attendees from around the world about supercomputing resources and
cyberinfrastructure services that help the geoscience community conduct
research and explore the interactions with the Sun, oceans, biosphere,
and human society.
CISL exhibited at the second annual Colorado Software and Internet
Association's DemoGala in Denver during Colorado Technology Week. CISL
also exhibited at SuperComputing '05 in Seattle, and will again be
attending this annual conference held in Tampa, Florida. CISL plans
to unveil a new exhibit booth at SuperComputing '06 that will showcase
how NCAR is using high-end technologies to advance scientific discovery.
A series of presentations by NCAR researchers will focus on topics such
as NCAR's new high-performance computing systems, plans for an expanded
data center, provision of computational and data resources over the
TeraGrid, and new findings on climate change and global warming.
These efforts are made possible by NSF Core funding.