The Salishan Conference on High-Speed Computing was founded in 1981 as a means of getting experts in computer architecture, languages, and algorithms together to improve communications, develop collaborations, solve problems of mutual interest, and provide effective leadership in the field of high-speed computing.
Organized by a Tri-Lab committee and hosted by the Association for High-Speed Computing, the conference convenes annually at the Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.
Attendance at the conference is by invitation. Attendees are from national laboratories, academia, government, and private industry. To preserve the level of interaction and discussion, conference attendance is kept to about 150.