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Early Career HPC Professionals: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Connect and Grow at SC19

Who Is the Early Career Program For? The Early Career Program (ECP) is designed for early career researchers in their first five years of academic, industry, or government positions, including postdocs. ECP provides activities designed to jump start or boost early HPC careers. The program is for participants already planning to attend SC19 and requires

A First-Time Student Volunteer Is Struck by HPC’s En-‘Lightning’ Possibilities

Meet Julia Julia Milani, a third-year student majoring in computer science at Universidade Federal de São Carlos in Brazil, participated in the HPC for Undergraduates program at SC17. So, becoming a “first-time” student volunteer for SC18 actually marked her second SC conference experience.   Struck by Lightning (Talks and Demos) While at SC18, Julia particularly

Nominations Are Open for the Second ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

Make Your Nomination Before June 30 The ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing (EWL/TC) is a biennial award open to any woman who has engaged in HPC and technical computing research, education, and/or practice for 5-15 years since receiving her highest degree. This international award creates a new career milestone achievement and consists

Food Production & HPC: Understanding Plant Growth From Above & Below

Applying Ones and Zeros to Fields and Farms From Thomas Malthus in the 18th century to Paul Ehrlich in the 1960s, people have long feared that population would outstrip the planet’s capacity to feed people. What has kept those predictions at bay has been technology—not only in the soil, but more recently in the field

Teams Named for SC19 Student Cluster Competition

Competitors Represent Growing Diversity, International Interest This year’s competitors for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), showcase a mix of new and returning talent. From of a pool of 30 applicants, 13 teams were selected to compete, where they will be joined by last year’s SCC winners, Tsinghua University (China), along with the Asian Supercomputing Challenge

SC19 June Need to Know: Food Production & HPC, Free Proceedings, SC22 Chair Nominations, Major June Announcements, SCinet Spring Cleaning, Submissions & Nominations Deadlines

June’s Theme: Food Production and HPC When you imagine where your food comes from, I’m willing to bet that data centers and high performance computing are not in your immediate stockpile of images about how what you eat gets from the field to the table. Increasingly, though, these technologies ensure that you are able to

Stephen Herbein Keeps His SC Conference Connection Thriving

Stephen Gets Acquainted with SC as a First-Time Student Volunteer In 2012, Stephen Herbein joined Michela Taufer’s lab at the University of Delaware and one of the first things she had him do was apply to be a student volunteer for the SC12 conference. He was selected upon his first application. For Stephen, this was

HPC Is Right Now: The Opioid Crisis & Gordon Bell Prize-Winning Genomic Research at ORNL

Summit’s Capabilities Offer Problem-Solving Power of Which Dreams (and Science Innovations) Are Made As high-performance computing systems continue solving even more complex problems at increasing scales, they also are enticing scientists to examine and challenge how the systems themselves operate. For Wayne Joubert and Daniel Jacobson, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, having the world’s

A Teachable Moment: Henricus Bouwmeester

Students From MSU Denver Get Their Inspirational ‘Spark’ at SC Conference Henricus Bouwmeester, an assistant professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, had a “teacher” moment when he brought some of his students to the SC17 conference in Denver. “I saw the spark that

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