Local Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, 512-232-5771
Date: October 23, 2008

ATTENTION MEDIA: Register Now for Supercomputing '08!

AUSTIN, Texas-When the Supercomputing '08 (SC08) conference convenes November 15-21 in the Austin Convention Center, the event will feature six days of technical sessions, three days of the most extensive exhibition in the history of the conference, and a number of events marking the 20th anniversary of the premier international conference of high performance computing, networking, analysis and storage. Full conference details: http://sc08.supercomputing.org/
The SC08 conference invites writers, editors and industry analysts covering the fields of high performance computing (HPC) and networking to attend the conference. SC08 provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and talk with the world’s leading experts in HPC.

The conference provides up to two press credentials to verified media representatives from each organization. Verification can be in the form of a business card for staff members or assignment letters for freelancers. The credential consists of the appropriate conference badge and a Media ribbon, which must be worn while attending the conference.

Registered media have full access to the Technical Program sessions, the exhibits during regular hours (with other access by arrangement if needed), and the Tutorial sessions. Media representatives also have access to the Monday night Gala Grand Opening.

Media representatives have use of the Media Room in the Austin Convention Center during posted hours. Resources include computers, a printer, copier, fax machine, telephone lines and network connections. Light refreshments will be provided Monday throughThursday.

The Media Room is located in Meeting Room 2 on the ground floor of the Austin Convention Center (in the southwest corner), and will be open during the following hours:

A separate room will be available for conducting interviews and may be reserved through the media room coordinator during the conference.

Credentialed media representatives are allowed to photograph or video the exhibits and Technical Program sessions as long as they are not disruptive.

To register as a member of the media, contact media@info.supercomputing.org

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 http://sc08.supercomputing.org/