WHPC-SA BoF Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) National Meeting 2018

Khomotso Maenetja,  University of Limpopo, South Africa

This was my second time hosting BoF session for Women in HPC South Africa at Centre for High Performance Computing; it has ran for 3 years. Continue reading “WHPC-SA BoF Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) National Meeting 2018”

Summary of the ISC 2018 BoF on HPC Education

Benson Muite, University of Tartu

ISC 2018 BoF on HPC Education: Widening Participation and Increasing Skills through Contests, Challenges and Extra Curricular Learning

This BoF had 4 main speakers, Victor Sande, Matthew Curry, Maciej Szpindler and David McLeod and was moderated by Alexander Ditter. Slides from the presentations can be found here.

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News from the Workshop Committee

Nitin Sukhija

The SIGHPC Workshop Committee has its mission promoting the interest in and knowledge of applications of High Performance Computing (HPC) by organizing, coordinating and managing in-person and virtual events and workshops. We are actively engaged in fostering collaborations between all HPC Community members at all education levels in the scientific and big data applications domain, and in facilitating a global forum for HPC and non-HPC members interaction, and in promoting opportunities for members to expand their knowledge of high performance computing. Continue reading “News from the Workshop Committee”

HPC Education: Widening Participation and Increasing Skills through Contests, Challenges and Extra Curricular Learning

Nitin Sukhija

At this year’s ISC conference in Frankfurt, the ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter has coordinated with a distinguished panel of speakers involved in HPC training and education efforts from CESGA, ICM Warsaw, CHPC and Sandia National Labs to bring together stakeholders in HPC education including academia, industry, government and non-profit/non-governmental organizations worldwide. Continue reading “HPC Education: Widening Participation and Increasing Skills through Contests, Challenges and Extra Curricular Learning”

HPC Outreach: There is not a moment to lose

Nick Brown, EPCC
“There is not a moment to lose”

I don’t know if you have ever read any of the Aubrey-Maturin books by the late Patrick O’Brian, set at the turn of the 18thto 19thCentury and describing life in the Royal Navy. Even if you have only flicked through one of the books, you will probably have picked up an almost constant sense of urgency and this is a realistic representation of what pervaded through the navy at that time – in the books much to the annoyance of the decidedly un-navy like Dr Maturin! Continue reading “HPC Outreach: There is not a moment to lose”