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SC07 Conference Showcases Innovative Technologies for Entertainment, Leisure, and Automotive Industries


The Association for Computing Machinery

Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession




Reno, NV - For Release November 1, 2007             





WHAT:  Masterworks Sessions at 2007 SC Conference on supercomputing

               In collaboration with the Council on Competitiveness

                   SC 07, the premier international conference on supercomputing, sponsored by ACM and IEEE-CS

  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Comes to Hollywood
    • Digitizing, Enhancing and Storing Visual Effects and Entire Movies
    • Real Time Rendering of Computer-generated Images at the Speed of Shrek
  • Toward Perfect Product Designs in Leisure Products
    • HPC in Kitchen/Laundry– Optimizing Appliances for Customer Satisfaction
    • HPC Designs for High Performance Golf Clubs
  • High Performance Computing for Auto Racing and Design Applications
    • Shaping the Future for Formula One Racing Teams
    • Bringing NASCAR from the Race Track to Your Driveway


WHO: Invited Speakers

  • Thomas P. Gielda, Whirlpool, on optimizing multiple demands to find the “design sweet spot”
  • Eric Morales, PING Golf, on fine tuning prototypes via virtual testing to speed products to market
  • Torbjorn Larsson, BMW, on how emerging technologies shift R&D to computational simulations
  • John Picklo, Chrysler, how HPC helps improve passenger vehicle designs
  • Robert Eicholz, EFILM, on how HPC creates competitive advantage in recent blockbuster movies
  • Evan Smyth, DreamWorks Animation, on speeding computer graphics imagery to the desktop


WHEN: November 10-16, 2007      Complimentary Press Registration (except meals)


WHERE: Reno Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV  89502

WHY: The Masterworks session features prominent industry experts presenting case studies on how high performance computing (HPC) is driving innovation, productivity, and competitiveness.  The fourteen sessions, Nov. 13-14, conclude with a roundtable discussion exploring HPC’s strategic value.  Panelists include Wal-Mart Senior Vice President Nancy Stewart; FedEx Senior Vice President Kevin Humphries; NASDAQ Stock Market EVP of Operations and Technology Anna Ewing; and MSC Software CTO Reeza Sadeghi.

About ACM

ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world’s computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence.  ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.


About SC07

SC07, sponsored by ACM and IEEE Computer Society, will showcase how high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in research, education and commerce.  This conference includes technical and education programs, workshops, tutorials, and exhibit area, demonstrations and hands-on learning.


About the Council on Competitiveness

The Council on Competitiveness  is the only group of corporate CEOs, University presidents, and labor leaders committed to ensuring the future prosperity of all Americans through enhanced competitiveness in the global economy and the creation of high-value economic activity in the U.S.


For more information contact:  Virginia Gold  212-626-0505