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Quick Facts

Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington

Conference Dates: November 12 - 18
Exhibit Dates: November 15 - 17

Exhibit Hours
Exhibition Preview Tour:
Monday, November 14 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Opening Gala:
Monday, November 14 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 15  
   Upper Level 9:30am – 6:00pm
   Lower Level 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 16  
   Upper Level 9:30am – 6:00pm
   Lower Level 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, November 17  
   Upper Level 9:30am – 4:00pm
   Lower Level 10:00am – 4:00pm

Audience Profile
Scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and managers, are expected to view the exhibits.

Supplementing the exposition, the conference features the latest scientific and technical innovations from around the world. SC|05 will feature presentations and exhibits of the latest technological developments in fields such as information architectures, data storage, analysis and visualization, optical networking, scalable computing, scientific applications and distributed systems. For more information on the Conference Program, visit the SC|05 web site at

Number of Exhibitors
Over 200 industry and research organizations utilizing more than 110,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

Profile of Exhibitors

Industry: SC|05 will feature premier exhibits from the leading companies in high-performance computing, communications, networking, data storage and management, and scientific visualization.

Research: SC|05 will again provide the premier international platform for scientists, engineers, computer scientists and information technologists from universities and government laboratories to display their latest computational science breakthroughs, research and development concepts, software and technologies. Demonstrations done in collaboration with industry partners will provide an opportunity to showcase innovative research efforts and illustrate how computing is increasing our knowledge of our universe, our planet, our environments, ourselves and the materials and forces that shape our lives.

Special Events
  • Exhibition Preview Tour: Monday, November 14 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Opening Gala: Monday, November 15 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Exhibitor Forum: The SC|05 Exhibitor Forum provides the opportunity for SC|05 Industrial Exhibitors to showcase the latest technology advances in which they are involved from any high-performance related discipline. Presentations may be product oriented, but they should focus on new or novel technology, and they should not be marketing or sales pitches. Presentations will be 30 minutes in duration. Presenters may be employees of the industrial exhibitor, customers of the exhibitor or academic collaborators.

The SC conference series is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Architecture (ACM SIGARCH) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Computer Society. For more information, visit