STUDENTS SNAP UP NSF FUNDING TO ATTEND AUGUST 2-5 TERAGRID 2010

All Attendees Urged to Register Before July 1 to Save $70 in Conference Fees

More than 175 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students have applied to participate in this year’s annual TeraGrid conference (TG’10) to be held August 2-5 in Pittsburgh, PA, indicating strong interest among younger men and women in pursuing careers throughout the computer sciences and research fields. In all, submissions from 114 students have been accepted for this year’s conference.

“We are delighted with the high level of interest among students in joining this year’s TeraGrid conference,” said Laura McGinnis, TeraGrid’10 Student Program Coordinator. “We received about three times the number of applicants needed to fill our student volunteer spots for this year’s event alone, and the quality of submissions for our Student Poster Contest and Student Programming Contest was outstanding.”

McGinnis, manager of education and training with the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center (PSC), a TeraGrid partner, also reports that the response to TeraGrid’s call for student research papers was strong, and that three undergraduate or graduate students will be recognized by TeraGrid as “Emerging Scientists” at this summer’s conference for conducting research using TeraGrid or Open Science Grid (OSG) resources. 

In addition, the 114 students whose applications were accepted will receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help defray the costs of attending TG’10, including complimentary registration to the annual event. Sixteen of the accepted students will also be attending the Open Science Grid Summer School, July 19-22, in Madison, WI.

In addition to students, TG’10 will be widely attended by scientists, engineers, and others throughout academia, who will participate in a full range of research and technical presentations and workshops offered during the course of the conference. Registration is now open and participants can save $70 in registration fees if they sign up before July 1, 2010.  Participants also are encouraged to reserve a room at the Sheraton Station Square to ensure accommodations at the TG’10 conference hotel. Room availability is guaranteed through July 2, 2010.

About TeraGrid

Funded by the NSF, TeraGrid is the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research, with resources at 11partner sites around the U.S. to create an integrated, persistent computational resource. TeraGrid resources currently include more than two petaflops (two thousand trillion calculations per second) of computing capability, and more than 50 petabytes of online and archival data storage, with rapid access and retrieval over high-performance networks.

TeraGrid resource providers include: Indiana University, Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, National Institute for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Purdue University, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Texas Advanced Computing Center, and University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. For more information please visit https://www.teragrid.org/ or https://www.teragrid.org/web/events/tg10

TeraGrid’10 Media and Communications Contacts:
Elizabeth Leake
Assistant Director TeraGrid External Relations
Argonne National Laboratory
(630)252-8694 or eleake@uchicago.edu

Jan Zverina
Manager of Media Relations
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego
(858) 534-5111 or jzverina@sdsc.edu