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”

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”