If you are interested in purchasing discount tickets to the Chattanooga Aquarium Ocean Journey, please state your intent to purchase XX number of discounted tickets (we believe the cost will be $8 each; however, that price is not firm) each in the "Comments" field of the registration. The Aquarium has given us the opportunity to have a tour of the Ocean Journey building before the reception begins in the River Journey building on Viz Night. Whether this option is available will depend on how many of you want to visit both buildings.
Each year, scientists participating in the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Program (SciDAC), along with other researchers from the computational science community gather at the annual SciDAC conference to present scientific results, discuss new technologies and discover new approaches to collaboration. The SciDAC 2010 Conference will be held July 11-15 in Chattanooga ,Tennessee.
The SciDAC 2010 conference is expected to bring together more than 350 scientists for four days of technical and scientific talks, poster sessions and informal discussions. The general chair is Thomas Zacharia, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
In addition to highlighting successes from the SciDAC program, the conference will be a general celebration of computational science. We will bring together computational scientists from different nations, agencies, programs, and application domains to highlight recent advances in computational science in important areas: from understanding our universe on its largest and smallest scales, to understanding Earth's climate change and its ramifications for humankind, to developing new energy sources. Application talks will focus on performance and scaling issues. Enabling technologies talks will focus on petascale applications and architectures.
Supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SciDAC program brings together computational scientists, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists from across application domains and from universities and national laboratories across the United States. As a result, the computational state-of-the-art in many fields has advanced significantly, and the program has enabled studies that we could only dream about in the past. On top of this, a new infrastructure is developing for scientific advances at the petascale. In 2006, SciDAC announced its second round of projects, building on a number of successful projects in its first five years.
For more information on the SciDAC program, see www.scidac.gov