SCinet Contributors Program and Volunteer Travel Support Fund
SC17 will once again host one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world – SCinet. Created each year for the conference, SCinet brings to life a very high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary applications and experiments that are the hallmark of the SC conference. SCinet will link the convention center to research and commercial networks around the world. In doing so, SCinet serves as the platform for exhibitors to demonstrate the advanced computing resources of their home institutions and elsewhere by supporting a wide variety of bandwidth-driven applications, including supercomputing and cloud computing.
SC17 SCinet Contributors
Intent to Participate Deadline: July 17, 2017
BOMs & Liability Waivers Due: July 17, 2017
Volunteer Travel Support Fund Donation Declaration: July 17, 2017
Intention to Provide Shirts: August 14, 2017
Kiosk Submissions: August 14, 2017
Logos Due: August 14, 2017
Network Connection Transfer Deadline: September 29, 2017
Loaned Equipment Delivery for Staging: October 13, 2017
Request for Complimentary Exhibitor Badges: October 16, 2017
Shirt Delivery: October 27, 2017
Outbound Shipping Paperwork Due: November 10, 2017
Confirmation to vendors of Benefit Level Achieved: September 1, 2017
Shirt Sizes and Quantities Released: September 1, 2017
Valuation Change Deadline: October 13, 2017
Kiosk Review: October 25, 2017
Freeman Outbound Shipping Date: November 18, 2017
SCinet Contributors play a critical role in the planning and operations of SCinet. Their generous support offered in the form of time and resources makes SCinet possible. Realizing this role, SCinet formalized the relationship and introduced the Contributor Program in 2014 to recognize technology contributions and donations for which SCinet and the SC Conference have partnered with industry and non-profit organizations for several years. This program aims to increase the visibility of contributors that support the innovative and cutting-edge technologies displayed at SC each year. In turn, this will ensure the long-term viability of SCinet relationships with its contributors.
The SC17 Committee also continues to facilitate the Volunteer Travel Support Fund, offering sponsors another way to support SCinet by donating funds to help network engineers and IT professionals who wish to volunteer and contribute to the SCinet effort. Through this Volunteer Travel Support Fund, awardees will receive grants for travel expenses to support and build SCinet. Selected IT professionals from around the globe will have the opportunity to volunteer their skills and expertise with other like-minded and top professionals to create the powerful SCinet architecture.
We invite new and existing contributors to join or continue to participate in one or both of these programs. For new contributors interested in SCinet, we invite you to join this community of professionals who are dedicated to building the fastest, most innovative platform in research and industry. For our existing contributors, we offer our sincere thanks and we hope you will look forward to these new program opportunities to collaborate with the HPC community.
SCinet Contributors Guide
This document seeks to further formalize the relationship between SCinet and its many contributors by documenting our activities, requirements and expectations, along with the benefits of participation. In this guide, you will find the details necessary to fully contribute to SCinet.
Download the 2017 SCinet Contributors Guide.pdf
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