NOTE: The poster submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at noon.

The Duke Research Computing Symposium poster competition is open to all Duke faculty, staff and students. To participate, please send the following items in an email to Gwen Waller at with the

SUBJECT LINE “Duke RCS submission – [your name here]”

BODY of Email, please include

  1. Full Title of Poster
  2. All Authors and Affiliations
  3. Short Abstract

The DEADLINE for the submission of your poster details is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – (note: your poster can be printed at a later date, only the email that includes your title, authors and abstract are needed by the January 19th date). If you do not submit your information by this deadline, your poster will not be eligible for an award.

The awards, of course, are stupendous:

  • Four-years use of a beefy computer in the Duke Compute Cluster or otherwise tailored to your lab’s research needs. This one has 256 GB RAM and 24 CPU cores, so you can really burn through the data. Value: $7600!
  • Two prizes, each worth $1500, that you can use to get computer or data storage services for your lab’s research, including virtual machines configured to meet your research needs. Besides that, you can use the credit to help pay for travel to scholarly conferences relating to your research and your research computing work!

Three great prizes for three great posters!

Poster dimensions should be 42” x 42” or less. Please print no larger that this size. Plan to hang your poster on Monday, January 25, between 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Push pins will be provided. If you are unavailable to hang your poster during these times, please have someone handle this for you and/or notify Ms. Waller.

Entrants who are not able to arrange poster printing should contact Ms. Waller ( so that arrangements for poster printing can be made.

More information on the symposium and registration:

And, of course, register for the Duke Research Computing Symposium using the following link:

This year’s special literary tribute to participants in the poster competition pays homage to the Spirit of the Season in a stunning performance of “I’m Dreaming of a White Poster,” Video and lyrics for singing along are here.