Hundreds of computational scientists from around the world will gather in Chattanooga July 11-15 to participate in technical and scientific talks, poster sessions and discussions of recent advances.

The event, SciDAC 2010, will also highlight successes of the Department of Energy's Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Program.

Thomas Zacharia, deputy director for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is the general chair for the event.

The SciDAC program brings together computational scientists, applied mathematicians and computer scientists from universities and national laboratories across the United States.

Areas of focus include understanding our universe on its largest and smallest scales, understanding Earth's climate and ramifications of climate change, and developing new energy sources.

For more information about the program, visit www.scidac.gov.