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Register for XSEDE15 by June 25!

Register for the XSEDE15 conference by June 25 to avoid late registration fees. Get registered now at xsede.org/xsede15. After 11:59 p.m. on June 25, late registration begins with increased price points for all aspects of the conference.

Additionally, the conference hotel block rate for the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel ends on June 26. XSEDE15 will take place in St. Louis July 26–30, 2015 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel and will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges, and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. The theme of XSEDE15 is "Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure."

Additionally, the conference hotel block rate for the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel ends on June 26.

XSEDE15 will take place in St. Louis July 26–30, 2015 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel and will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges, and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. The theme of XSEDE15 is "Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure."

Final Plenary Speakers List

Dr. Jim Kurose, assistant director at the National Science Foundation for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate (CISE), will be the keynote speaker at the XSEDE15 conference, with plenty of other high quality talks slated. These include Dr. Valerio Pascucci, University of Utah; Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates, University of Texas–El Paso; and a plenary panel of speakers who will discuss their involvement with various HPC resources and services, featuring Craig Stewart (Jetstream), Nick Nystrom (Bridges), Michael Norman (Comet), Niall Gaffney (Wrangler), Jim Bottum (ACI-REF), Robert Ricci (CloudLab), and Kate Keahey (Chameleon).

Networking Event

The XSEDE15 planning committee is pleased to announce a networking event will take place at the City Museum, 750 North 16th Street, allowing attendees a chance to hold meetings and network with HPC leaders. This event will take place after the technical program has concluded on Tuesday, July 28. The City Museum has interactive exhibits that may include climbing, crawling, and sliding, both indoors and outdoors. Attendees who wish to take part are advised to dress appropriately.

Housed in the 600,000-square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.

Cassilly and his longtime crew of 20 artisans have constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city, and so its urban roots run deep. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes.

View the Schedule on SCHED

As in previous years, the XSEDE15 schedule will be managed by SCHED, a program that allows you to view, track, and plan your day via your smart phone, tablet, or traditional web browser. Simply go to https://conferences.xsede.org/xsede15/schedule and when prompted, save the mobile web app to your homescreen, allowing you easy access to the XSEDE15 proceedings.

Engage with XSEDE

For more information on XSEDE15, please visit xsede.org/xsede15 and engage with the conversation using #XSEDE15 on both Twitter and Facebook.