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SCD highlights scientific, technological accomplishments at SC2002

Research exhibit showcases high-performance computing and networking in service of research

Visitors to the NCAR research exhibit

SCD produced the NCAR research exhibit for SC2002

Exhibit panels highlight research efforts

Virtual Earth System displays simulations

NCAR sign rotates overhead

Taking down the NCAR sign




SCD presented divisional and NCAR achievements at the SC2002 conference, held from 16–22 November in Baltimore. The annual SC event focuses on technologies that push the frontiers of communications, computing, and computational science.

SCD produced and staffed the NCAR research exhibit, showing how high-performance computing and networking are being used to advance research in the atmospheric sciences community.

"SC (Supercomputing) is a great conference for us and provides a fine venue to showcase our supercomputing, data, advanced networking, and collaborative technology projects," says Don Middleton, head of SCD's Visualization and Enabling Technologies section. "NCAR and SCD continued a strong presence at this year's Baltimore event with a fresh exhibit, an impressive new projection system courtesy of Barco, and an eye-catching banner overhead.

"We highlighted a number of our advanced projects, including the Earth System Modeling Framework, the Earth System Grid, Web100 and Net100, and our new Gelato relationship. The Earth System Grid was also visible at other locations, including the Department of Energy's SciDAC booth and Argonne's exhbit."

Jeff Kuehn, head of SCD's Technical Consulting Group, was chair of the SC2002 tutorials program. His work as tutorials chair put NCAR in a central position of responsibility in the conference, ensuring that issues NCAR feels are important were visibly addressed.

The 15th annual SC conference brought together a worldwide community to present achievements and envision the future of high-performance computing (HPC), networking, and data technologies. The technical program featured key technical, policy, and real-world application issues of HPC, while there were a record number of exhibits from the world’s top technology companies, cutting-edge start-ups, research centers, government labs, and major universities

For more information about SCD's participation in SC2002, see two recent SCD photos of the week:

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