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January 5, 2015

ESnet’s Jason Zurawski, Eli Dart to Give Talk at Westnet Meeting in Arizona

Jason Zurawski and Eli Dart of ESnet’s Science Engagement Group have been invited to discuss “The Science DMZ and the CIO: Data Intensive Science and the Enterprise” with members of western U.S, universities and networks at the biannual meeting of Westnet on Jan. 13 in Tempe, Arizona. Their talk will be a remote presentation with Scot Colburn from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado.

Westnet is an affinity group that grew out of the NSFnet regional network called Westnet. The organization’s bi-annual meetings include technical presentations from members and vendors in areas of common concerns. Current Westnet participants include organizations from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

ALCC Proposals Due February 3

The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) provides allocations on ASCR's high performance computing facilities to support projects that are of interest to the DOE and advance the DOE mission. The 2015-2016 ALCC call for proposals is now open. Applications are due Feb. 3, 2015. »Read more.

SC15 Now Accepting Workshop Proposals

The SC15 conference is accepting proposals for independently planned full- or half-day workshops. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Sunday, February 7. SC15 will be held Nov. 15-20 in Austin, Texas.

SC15 will include nearly 30 full-day and half-day workshops that complement the overall Technical Program events, expand the knowledge base of its subject area, and extend its impact by providing greater depth of focus. Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed academically with a focus on submissions that will inspire deep and interactive dialogue in topics of interest to the HPC community.

This year’s dates for workshop submissions and notifications is earlier than usual to accommodate the expanded focus on peer review. »Read more.

This Week's CS Seminars

There are currently no seminars scheduled for the week of Jan. 5.
For updates, please »see the CS Seminars Calendar.

Link of the Week: Science in 2015

The global research enterprise is already vast, whether measured in people, publications, patents or coffee consumption. To help kick off the new year, Nature is offering a lighthearted info graphic depicting predictions for 2015, including the relatively safe prognostication that scientists will continue to consume vast quantities of coffee. »Read more.