SC09 Draws Many New Faces to World`s Premier Supercomputing Event

Wed Sep 9, 2009 3:00pm EDT

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Organizers Expect Full House at Oregon Convention Center;

More than 275 Exhibitors With 40 Participating for the First Time

PORTLAND, Ore.--(Business Wire)--
The organizers of SC09,, the 22nd annual event in
the SC conference series, recognized globally as the premier international
conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, are
making plans for an impressive turnout as the city of Portland Oregon prepares
for the largest industry event in the city`s history. 

SC09 will take place November 14-20, 2009, and continues an impressive track
record of growth and stability despite the economic recession. The conference
will be attended by an anticipated 11,000 researchers, scientists, engineers and
computing experts from around the world. 

The SC09 technical program will include an exceptional line-up of featured
speakers, including an opening address by Justin Rattner, Intel Senior Fellow
and CTO, Invited Plenary Speaker, Dr. Leroy Hood, President and Co-Founder of
the Institute for Systems Biology, and conference Keynote speaker, former U.S.
Vice President, Al Gore. 

The SC09 exhibition hall will cover more than 255,000 square feet in the Oregon
Convention Center. 

Among the participating organizations at SC09 are 40 first-time exhibitors, with
more being added each week. Included among the first-time exhibitors at the
annual SC conference are the following organizations:

* Amazon Web Services 
* Anthro Corporation 
* Avere Systems 
* Dini Group 
* DORII - Deployment of Remote Instrumentation Infrastructure 
* Eurotech 
* HPC Advisory Council 
* InfiniBand Trade Association 
* Inphi 
* Khronos Group 
* Koi Computers 
* Kyoto University, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education
* L1 Identity Solutions / Advanced Concepts Information Technology Solutions
* National Radio Astronomy Observatory (an NSF-funded research organization
operated by Associated
Universities, Inc.) 
* nCore Design 
* Nema Labs 
* Nordisk Systems 
* Opengear 
* Plura Processing 
* Pointwise 
* RNA networks 
* SAS Institute Inc, JMP Division 
* Scientific Computing World Magazine 
* Software Association of Oregon 
* Sparkle Power 
* Tellabs 
* Two Guys and a Cluster 
* Tycrid Platform Technologies 
* Versant Corporation 
* Vette Corporation

For more information on these companies, or for the full list of SC09
exhibitors, please go to:

"This is an amazing testimony to the importance of the SC conference series as
the premier gathering of HPC ecosystem stakeholders who assemble each year
seeking education, technology and science information, and networking with
colleagues, peers and industry leaders," said Wilf Pinfold, General Chair of

SC09 has adopted the theme of, "Computing for a Changing World" and will also
feature special focus discussions on Bio-Computing, Sustainability and 3D

About SC09

SC09, sponsored by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE
Computer Society, offers a complete technical education program and exhibition
to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and
analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and
commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended
technical program, workshops, tutorials, an exhibit area, demonstrations and
hands-on learning. The SC conference series is among Tradeshow Week magazine's
Top 200 events. For more information on SC09, please visit 

SC09 Communications Chair
Mike Bernhardt, 503-804-1714

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