Things are moving quickly in preparation for SciPy 2010: Last week we announced the General Conference schedule (http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2010/schedule.html ), Tuesday we announced our student sponsorship recipients (http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2010/student.html ) and now we're ready to tell you give you a look at the talks we have lined up for our Bioinformatics and Parallel Processing /Cloud Computing tracks.
===Parallel Processing & Cloud Computing track=== We really appreciate Brian and Ken's work organizing the papers for this specialized track. And of course, thanks to everyone who submitted a paper. There has been a great deal of interest in this set of talks — and word on the street is that Brian may even have a HPC tutorial up his sleeve... * StarCluster - NumPy/SciPy Computing in the Cloud- Justin Riley * pomsets: workflow management for your cloud- Michael J Pan * Getting Down with Big Data Jared Flatow, Anita Lillie, Ville Tuulos * StarFlow: A Cloud-Enables Python Workflow Engine for Scientific Analysis Pipelines Elaine Angelino, Dan Yamins, Margo Seltzer * A Programmatic Interface for Particle Plasma Simulation in Python, and Early Backend Results with PyCUDA Min Ragan-Kelley * Parallel Computing with IPython: an Application to Air Pollution Modeling B.E. Granger, J.G. Hemann * Astronomy App in the Cloud using Google Geo APIs and Python App Engine Shawn Shen
===Bioinformatics track=== Once again, we are indebted to Glen Otero, from Dell, for putting together the Bioinformatics track. He received some fantastic papers and we're really looking forward to these presentations: * Protein Folding with Python on Supercomputers Jan H. Meinke * Can Python Save Next-Generation Sequencing? * The Use of Galaxy for the Research and the Teaching of Genomics Roy Weckiewicz, Jim Hu, and Rodolfo Aramayo
===Early registration ends next Monday=== That's right: Only a few days left before rates increase! Think of all the BBQ and breakfast tacos you can buy with that $50-$100 you'll save by registering early. If that doesn't convince you, consider:
-Cheap flights to Austin- Buy your tickets now for some very nice prices: $275 from Chicago, $330 from San Francisco, $380 from New York City, $810 from London...(prices from Kayak.com)
-Convenient & affordable hotel- We got an fantastic deal for on-site accommodations at the AT&T Conference Center. Pay only $89/night for single occupancy or $105/ night for double occupancy. It will be great to have everyone staying in the same spot. Once you register, you'll get a code to book your hotel reservation. The discounted rate will be applied automatically. https://conference.scipy.org/scipy2010/accommodation.html
No car necessary to get to the conference... and see Austin! An airport bus (http://capmetro.org/riding/current_schedules/maps/rt100_sb.pdf ) runs straight to and from the AT&T center, so you won't have to rent a car at all. Plus, the UT campus area is in walking distance to a number of great restaurants and activities. For any longer trips you'd like to make Austin has a great public bus system.
Not to mention all of the mind-blowing things you'll learn and outstanding people you'll meet and catch up with. So what are you waiting for? Register: https://conference.scipy.org/scipy2010/registration.html
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