New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

Sandia/UNM CARC Tour, March 4, 2013


Sandia National Labs and UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing will host a tour day for participants in the Supercomputing Challenge on Monday March 4, 2013. Students are eligible to come to the tour day if their team has submitted an interim report and participated in the project evaluations. Participants of the Sandia tour MUST be US citizens.

Teams from Annunciation Catholic School, Aspen Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos High School, and Moriarty High School toured Sandia National Laboratories.

Meeting Place

Those going on the Sandia Tour will meet at the Holiday Inn Express in Albuquerque located on Hotel Avenue. Hotel Avenue is just south of Lomas (between Lomas and I-40) and East of Eubank. The address is: 10330 Hotel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1256. The phone number is 505-275-8900.

Meeting Time

Meeting time is at 7:30 am and should be back at the hotel around 4:00 pm.

Sandia Schedule

7:30 Badging at Hotel
8:00 Travel from Hotel to Sandia Labs
8:30 NSTTF Solar Site Tour
10:00 RVR Robotic Vehicle Range, introduction to Sandia robot programs
11:00 Bldg 880 Computing Annex, Computer Museum, Sandia Space Shuttle Support, History of computing at Sandia Labs, Videos of various Sandia projects
12:30 Lunch-Building 880/X10
1:15 Walk to building 865
1:30 Wind Tunnel Tour
2:30 Bus to CERL
3:00 CERL Cyber Defenders demo and hands on lab work
4:00 Return to Bus
4:15 Return to Holiday Inn Express

Sign up details

The Sandia Tour is limited to US citizens. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. There is financial support available for lodging for those schools traveling long distances (so they can spend the night on Sunday). We will meet off-base and be bused on base. We will meet at 7:30 AM at the hotel. Read over the details for visiting Sandia at:

Lunch will be provided.

The following information is needed for every participant for the Sandia Tour:

Date of Birth
City and State of Birth
School Name
School Address
Team Number

A Social Security Number is necessary to get visitor badges for access to Sandia National Labs Technical Areas; however, the Challenge will provide your Social Security Number. If you did not provide your Social Security Number to the Challenge during registration, you will need to make arrangements to get that information to us.

It is ESSENTIAL that all participants wishing to go on the tour bring a photo ID to be admitted to Kirtland Air Force base and be badged by Sandia National Labs.

Please only make a reservation if you will be able to attend as space is limited. Please make your reservation by Friday, February 15, 2013 to allow enough time for processing information at Sandia's badge office. Email the registration information to sandiatour13 at challenge dot nm dot org.

The tour of UNM is open to anyone and there isn't a size limit. If you would prefer the UNM tour over the Sandia tour, email consult at challenge dot nm dot org with the students' and teachers' names and school. Let Consult know if housing is required.

UNM Tours: Computing Research at UNM, Monday, March 4, 2013



UNM tour highlights include the ARTS Lab which supports media, film, science visualizations and game technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; Computer Science; and the Center for Advanced Research Computing which is a center for high performance computing.

Meeting Place

Due to lack of participantion, the UNM Tour for this year has been cancelled.

For questions about the Supercomputing Challenge, a 501(c)3 organization, contact us at: consult @

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