February 16, 2016: Submissions open
July 31, 2016 Deadline extended to August 15, 2016: Submissions deadline
September 1, 2016: Notifications sent
In the Emerging Technologies track of the Technical Program, SC16 will examine innovative solutions that may significantly improve and extend the world of HPC in the next five to fifteen years. Consisting of carefully selected exhibits and presentations, Emerging Technologies will showcase technologies that are innovative from industry, government labs or initiatives, and academia but not yet available from industry as products. Technologies such as reconfigurable computing, new SoC designs, 3D memory technologies, non-volatile memory, alternative programming languages, and novel cooling techniques may offer medium-term benefits, while new device technologies such as carbon nanotubes, photonic interconnects, and chip-level optical interconnects as well as quantum computing and next-generation optical computers offer potentially paradigm-changing benefits over the longer term.
The SC16 Emerging Technologies Committee will select these technologies from submissions, based on a peer-review process with a single round of reviews. Successful projects will advocate future technologies with the potential to influence computing and society as a whole. Accepted submissions will receive free exhibit floor space in a high visibility location; this location will allow attendees the opportunity to witness technology demonstrations, see presentations, and hold in-depth technical discussions. This emerging Technologies Showcase is slated to run daily between Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 17, inclusive, from 10AM to 6PM.
Submission Format to the Emerging Technologies Track:
We invite submissions from industry, academia, and government researchers for this Emerging Technologies Showcase. Submissions will be evaluated on several criteria including their novelty and their potential impact on performance, productivity, power, reliability, and cost of HPC systems. Submissions with unique merit may be offered the opportunity to present at an Emerging Technology panel session. Each submission should describe the project scope in detail and provide references to external resources (newspaper articles, existing installations, web pages etc.). Additional materials, such as prototype photos are very welcome. Each project also needs to describe how much space it would require and how it would use the space provided (include any additional requirements such as A/V equipment or network connectivity).
Submissions are accepted at the submission website as a single 2-page maximum PDF that follows the following structure:
- Title and submitting author(s)
- Description of the project (including references and importance to SC community).
- Space requirements (I.e., how much space, what kind of displays, posters, video walls, standing displays, size, photos, additional security requirements, and additional equipment requirement, e.g., network connections or displays)
- Staffing (Would the project be able to have somebody in the booth, perhaps part time?)
- Presentation (Would you be willing to give a talk in a theater or participate in a panel describing your project?)
- Miscellaneous (Everything that is important to add and does not fit in the categories above.)
A list of references may be provided as additional pages to the single 2-page PDF write-up. That is, this list of references will not count towards the single 2-page count limit.
SC16 Emerging Technologies Chair:
Wu Feng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
SC16 Emerging Technologies Vice Chair:
Simon McIntosh-Smith (University of Bristol)
SC16 Emerging Technologies Schedule