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SDSC Director Fran Berman to Speak at 8th Annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference

Joins Visionaries From Forbes magazine, Qualcomm, IBM, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, SBC and Others to Debate Issues and Opportunities in the Global Telecosm

Published 10/18/2004

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) announced today that Fran Berman, director of the center, has been selected by the hosts of the 8th Annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference to speak at the annual event held Oct. 19-20, 2004, at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Hosted by Steve Forbes and George Gilder, editor-in-chief of the Gilder Technology Report, the theme of Telecosm 2004 is celebrating human creativity, restoring the broadband economy and uniting the microcosm and telecosm in the new era of all-optical networks, spectronic wireless as well as integrated electronics and optics.

A renowned expert in grid computing, Dr. Berman will provide insight and vision as a panel member discussing, "Critical Infrastructure: Internet traffic, bandwidth, architecture and management." Moderated by Gilder and Charlie Burger, technology analyst at the Gilder Technology Report, Berman will be joined by other luminaries such as Glenn Edens, director of Sun Microsystems Laboratories and internet traffic expert, Andrew Odlyzko, from the University of Minnesota.

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About SDSC

Founded in 1985, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has a long history of enabling science and engineering discoveries. Continuing this legacy into the next generation, SDSC's mission is to "extend the reach" of researchers and educators by serving as a core resource for cyberinfrastructure - providing them with high-end hardware technologies, integrative software technologies, and deep inter-disciplinary expertise. SDSC is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego and is primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). With a staff of more than 400 scientists, software developers, and support personnel, SDSC is an international leader in data management, grid computing, biosciences, geosciences, and visualization. For more information, see

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