ACM’s Newest SIG: SIGHPC
I thought it worth bringing to your attention a new Special Interest Group (SIG) within the ACM dedicated to High Performance Computing called ‘SIGHPC’. I really like this line in their charter:
The scope of SIGHPC specialty is high performance computing (HPC) in the broadest sense of the term – spanning the full range of high-performance technologies, systems, and applications. It embraces not only people who study, develop, teach, or support HPC, but also those engaged in applying HPC across a broad spectrum of scientific, engineering, and business domains.
So, it sounds like the perfect place to possibly take what used to be the scientific visualization angles of SIGGRAPH. Right now tools like VisIt and ParaView, along with the many research aspects of Data Visualization & Analysis on petascale and exascale machines are a bit lost within the ACM, winding up mainly in IEEE venues like VisWeek. Maybe with a bit of interest and effort, they can find an ACM home within this new SIGHPC.
If you’re interested, membership is currently only $25 a year, and they will have more information in a few weeks at SC11 in Seattle.