Supercomputing 2012, Salt Lake City: First-ever full observable universe simulation

Posted on 11/10/12 No Comments

The paper « First-ever full observable universe simulation » was presented by Jean-Michel ALIMI at Supercomputing 2012 (DEUS Paper, SC2012), Salt Lake City, on Thursday 15, November in front of a large and enthusiastic audience.

For 24 years, SC (Supercomputing Conference) has been at the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing together, with our unparalleled technical papers, tutorials, posters and speakers.

The Technical Program is one of the major components of SC12, with the persistent conference goal that all selected work be of the highest quality. The Technical Program is highly competitive, with historic acceptance rates for technical papers between 20-25%. The technical program is also one of the broadest, covering invited talks, research papers, tutorials, panels, workshops, research posters, and Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions. The program explores the latest and most innovative work in applications, programming environments, system software, operating systems, architectures, data-intensive computing, storage, networking, grids, and clouds through a wide range of venues.

The SC12 Technical Papers program received 472 submissions covering a wide variety of research topics in high performance computing. We followed a rigorous peer review process with a newly introduced author rebuttal period, careful management of conflicts, and four reviews per submission (in most cases). At a two-day face-to-face committee meeting on June 25-26 in Salt Lake City, over 100 technical paper committee members discussed every paper and finalized the selections. At the conclusion of the meeting, SC12 Technical Papers had accepted 100 papers, reflecting an acceptance rate of 21 percent.