For Immediate Release

SC08 Birds-of-a-Feather Will Flock Together to Discuss HPC Topics

Austin, TX -- Although Although the SC conference is well-known as the place to catch up with colleagues for one-on-one conversations, sometimes you want to have an informal chat with a group of like-minded folks. Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions fill the bill, providing focused but informal venues. BoFs have long been a staple of SC conferences.

And SC08, to be held November 15-21 in Austin, will continue this tradition with a full schedule of exciting and informal interactive sessions devoted to special topics, including:

In addition, many other specialized topics - from fault tolerance to parallel I/O—have been scheduled. With 54 BoFs (selected from over 100 submissions) being held over the course of three days, there is sure to be a subject of interest for everyone.

BoFs meet Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18-19, at 12:15-1:15 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m., and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. Find a searchable database of this year's BoFs at:

About SC08

SC08, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, will showcase how high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in research, education and commerce. This premiere international conference includes technical and education programs, workshops, tutorials, an exhibit area, demonstrations and hands-on learning. For more information, please visit

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