Thursday, January 29, 2009

ScienceSim Brings 3D Internet Home
One of the main themes of SC09 is something called "3D Internet." While many of you might be familiar with Second Life or Sun's Project Wonderland, a new application called ScienceSim might be just the place to test the waters:

"Enter ScienceSim. A team of researchers and technology strategists, funded by Intel’s server business and working with OpenSim open source technology (which celebrates its second birthday today).. had a goal of creating an environment for experimentation in virtual worlds. We wanted a turnkey kit that companies or researchers could download and develop specific applications in virtual worlds, data visualization and analysis.

ScienceSim enables customizable physics, optimizations to achieve better scalability, and can serve as a testbed for data visualization and control for science experiments like fusion reactions, biomedical applications, geophysical, intelligence analysis.. to name a few potential areas of work. As our CTO said in a previous blog, the Intel team is working with the Supercomputing 2009 conference to have folks develop academic material around this platform and have a forum to discuss these efforts and how they fit towards building a 3D internet of the future." Full Story

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Video Preview of SC09 in Portland

Monday, January 19, 2009

Welcome to the SC Community blog!

Also known as "Supercomputing," the SC Conference celebrated its 20th anniversary this past November in Austin. The growth of the show has been remarkable--SC09 will be twice the size it was 10 years ago in Portland. And if you've never been to a Supercomputing show, you may be wondering: where does this success comes from?

For those of us who work, attend, and volunteer every year, the answer is clear; Supercomputing continues to grow from the strength of its ongoing community. For most of the year though, this community is spread is far as the four winds.

That's where this blog comes in.

Why an SC Blog?

The SC show has a wonderful conference site that tells you pretty much everything you need to know. That's great. What we haven't had is a place for us share our stories as a community.

Every year at SC, thousands of us get together for a week and then we go on our separate ways. With Social Media tools like this blog, it is my hope that we can grow the SC community in a whole new way.


-Rich Brueckner
SC09 Communications Committee, Social Media Wonk