Retaining the Advantage of a diverse HPC Workforce: How to deal with Micro-aggression

Manos Farsarakis, EPCC

At this year’s ISC conference in Frankfurt Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) has teamed up with ARCHER Diversity and other interested parties to run a Birds of a Feather session focusing on micro-aggression in the context of creating and retaining diverse workforce. “Retaining the Advantage of a diverse HPC Workforce: How to deal w Continue reading “Retaining the Advantage of a diverse HPC Workforce: How to deal with Micro-aggression”

Free “Supercomputing” MOOC starting on 28 August 2017

By Dr David Henty, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh

Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever
invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million
calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a
powerful new tool to study the natural world – computer simulation.

This free 5-week online course will introduce you to what supercomputers
are, how they are used and how we can exploit their full computational
potential to make scientific breakthroughs. Register for the upcoming
run on 28th August at www.futurelearn.com/courses/supercomputing/.

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This course was developed by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and
by SURFsara as part of the EC-funded PRACE project.
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We Need to Talk—About Software

By David E. Bernholdt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for the IDEAS Productivity Project

In high-performance computing (HPC) we talk a lot about hardware. In computational science and engineering (CSE), we talk a lot about the scientific discoveries and results. But the software that allows us to get those results? Not so much. Continue reading “We Need to Talk—About Software”