HPC Conference

HPC Conference; March 30 – April 1, 2004
2/2/2004

The National High Performance Computing and Communications Council will hold its 18th Annual HPC Conference on 30 March -1 April 2004.  This year’s meeting is being held at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel and Spa, Rhode Island’s premier resort complex. This year’s theme is: “High-End Computing in the Wireless World: The Grid and Beyond” and the program is as exciting as it gets!  Come and hear what’s up with the three fastest computers on the planet – not to mention the latest in Homeland Cybersecurity; HPC Applications; Wireless Technology; Privacy and Security in the Financial Services Sector; and the Grid. A new addition to the already packed schedule is a panel discussion entitled, Grid Computing:  Preparing to Cross the Chasm.  Sponsored by Platform Computing, it features a lively exchange by major industry players.  The program also features presentations and exhibits by INTEL, Linux Networx, Marconi Corporation and SGI.   Other exhibitors include: DataDirect Networks, Shomo Technical Systems, pearl choker and earrings Inc. HP, General Dynamics and Apple. The conference features a reception and dinner, An Evening in Olde Newport, at Mrs. Astor’s Beechwood mansion.  You’ll step back into 1895 as guests of “The” Mrs. Astor, queen of American Society.  As Mrs. Astor’s family, society friends, and domestic staff guide you through Beechwood, you will get a glimpse of the splendid lifestyle the Astor family brought to Newport during the Victorian era. Join us for a memorable evening of cocktails, dinner and interactive mansion tours. The National HPCC Council is a not-for-profit professional society of government IT employees, dedicated to providing education and training in the fields of computing, security, communications and information technology for the public sector.  We present this high-level conference as a forum for the HPCC community.  The audience, which includes 175 senior professionals from DoD, government agencies, industry and academia, convenes to discuss topics of interest to the HPC community: homeland security, cyberspace security, government plans, programs, policy and initiatives as well as the latest advances in high performance computing, computer security and university and industry research. Over the past eighteen years, the conference has grown into the industry’s premier event. Program, registration and exhibitor information is available online at www.thepurg.info, NHPC3@thepurg.info, or by phone at 401.624.1003.