SDSC Thread Graphic Issue 5, April 2006

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User Services Director:
Anke Kamrath

Subhashini Sivagnanam

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Diana Diehl

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Fariba Fana

Training/Events Corner

Save the Date - SDSC Summer Institute

—Subha Sivagnanam

Theme: "Taking Your Science to the Next Level: On the Path to Petascale Computing"

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) will host its 12th Annual SDSC Computing Institute in the week of July 17-21, 2006. The Annual Summer Institute provides researchers with an introduction to the concepts and tools available in established and new technologies for the creation, manipulation dissemination and analysis of large data sets. This year, the Summer Institute will focus on common limitations faced by our high-end users. The week-long program includes lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions led by experts from SDSC's staff as well as from other institutions who will introduce researchers to technologies that can help them reach their goals faster and more efficiently. The sessions will cover topics including:

  • How to efficiently write out a huge volume of data
  • How to organize and visualize the results
  • How to scale to the largest number of processors
  • How to tackle problems requiring large amounts of memory

To get the most from the workshop, attendees should plan to bring their laptops (with wireless networking). Please let us know on the registration form if you will not have a laptop available.

Since we anticipate more applicants than there are spaces, we will select those who will most benefit from the workshop. All applicants will be contacted by June 1 to inform them whether or not they have been accepted. See the 2006 Summer Institute Schedule (available soon) at our training page .

Accommodations and meals:

Free accommodations in UCSD student housing will be available to all student attendees, and meals will be provided for all. Travel stipends will be available for qualified, matriculating graduate and undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities.

Contact information:

Subhashini Sivagnanam, 858-822-3662 or
Linda Surrey, 858-822-5479 or

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