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Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2005

IU research in the spotlight at annual supercomputing conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 14, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University scientists and researchers will be out in full force demonstrating the university's groundbreaking research and innovative applications in information technology at an international supercomputing conference in Seattle.

Nearly 100 Indiana University researchers will be on hand for SC|05, Nov. 12-18, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. The annual supercomputing conference, sponsored by IEEE Computing Society and the Association for Computing Machinery, is the premier international conference showcasing the newest research in high-performance computing, networking, visualization, storage and analysis, and the advances in research, education, security, creative activity and commerce made possible by such research.

The conference is attended by thousands of leading scientists and researchers from across the globe, as well as representatives from key government, defense and funding agencies.

"Our goal is to present a complete, detailed picture -- from the ground up -- of Indiana University's world-class information technology 'ecosystem,' which we're calling the 'IU ResearchWorks,'" said IU Research and Academic Computing Director Thomas J. Hacker. "We're presenting to the world's scientific research community a broad spectrum of IU's information technology infrastructure, services and research initiatives, including its robust and reliable computing systems, advanced networking and security operations, critical middleware initiatives, novel physical and life sciences applications, and collaborative research and learning communities."

IU faculty members, scientists and graduate students will give formal presentations about their research at special sessions throughout the highly acclaimed conference. The university has a 900-square-foot area reserved in the exhibit hall, with kiosks and a small theater. Researchers will demonstrate various computing and information technology tools developed at or in use at the university.

"Not coincidentally, Indiana University's exhibit is located directly next to the exhibit sponsored by two of our key academic collaborators, Purdue University and Notre Dame. We want the citizens of Indiana -- and the world -- to be fully aware of our strategic partnerships with Purdue and Notre Dame and the impact these partnerships have on our joint and individual research initiative, as well as the economic prosperity of the state," Hacker noted.

Represented among the IU delegation are faculty and research staff from Pervasive Technology Labs, the IU School of Informatics, the IU School of Medicine, the TeraGrid, Indiana METACyt and Indiana Genomics initiatives, and University Information Technology Services, among many others.

For more about IU's presence at SC05, see http://supercomputing.iu.edu/.