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SC10 announces plenary speakers

The organisers of SC10 have revealed details of some of the speakers scheduled to present plenary sessions at this year's conference and exhibition, including experts on new trends and applications in high performance computing from both academic and industrial backgrounds.

Plenary talks provide attendees with information that comes straight from the sources; the people involved in the most forward-thinking research, and those who create the technological innovations that result in sweeping changes worldwide. Speakers include key the scientific leaders and researchers shaping major national and international projects in environmental science, advanced visualisation technologies, and regional grid computing infrastructures.

Speakers this year include:

- Dr William Dally, chief scientist at Nvidia, who will focus on the role that GPUs may play in next-generation exascale supercomputing systems

- Dr Terry Davies, research fellow at the UK Met Office, who will outline his view of the next 20 years of climate prediction and research.

- Dr Robert Jones, project director at Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE), who will address the ways in which large scale cyber infrastructure must evolve in order to allow scientific communities to manage the vast amounts of data they are gathering.

As the 23rd annual conference in the series, SC10 will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 13–19, 2010. More than 11,000 attendees from industry, academia and government are expected to travel to New Orleans to participate. This year, the conference Technical Program has selected presentations that highlight three thrust areas: climate simulation, heterogeneous computing and data-intensive computing.

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