New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge
Supercomputing: Pushing the limits of "standard" computing du jour.

Kickoff Conference
Computing for the Future

The Kickoff Conference at the New Mexico Tech in Socorro will be held on the weekend of October 10-11, 2015.

For each student and teacher attending the Kickoff, the Supercomputing Challenge will provide room and board. Attendance at the Kickoff is not required for participation in the Challenge. Attendance at the Kickoff will be limited to 350 students.

Theme for this year - Supercomputing Around Us: Sensors and Data

Saturday Lunch time speaker, David Mascarenas from LANL

David D. L. Mascareñas earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in structural engineering at the University of California San Diego, in La Jolla,CA in 2008 and 2006 respectively. He received the B.S. in mechanical engineering at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO in 2004.

He worked as a laboratory manager at SAIC/Sullivan International in 2009 to develop systems health monitoring software for ground-based robots. In 2010 he was a Director's funded postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2012 he was converted to a technical staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he currently performs research on cyber-physical systems at the Engineering Institute. He currently performs research on the application of compressive sensing techniques to structural health monitoring, the deployment of wireless sensor networks, standoff experimental mechanics, and the development of techniques to interface humans to data using vibro-tactile interfaces.

Teachers' classes


The general schedule.


Housing will be provided at local hotels in Socorro on a first come first served basis.


Remember that Supercomputing Challenge teams need to bring a Proposal with you to the Kickoff. See Proposal hints. A Proposal template is to be filled out for each team.

Be sure you have registered for the Supercomputing Challenge.

Class materials


To learn more about previous years' kickoffs, visit our archive

For questions about the Supercomputing Challenge, a 501(c)3 organization, contact us at: consult1516 @

New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge, Inc.
80 Cascabel Street
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
(505) 667-2864

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