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SCinet at SC’18: Inspirations and Experiences of a Volunteer

Tuesday Keynote at SC’18 in Dallas: It is the welcome session for every attendee and SC’18 General Chair Ralph McEldowney is on stage. He talks about passion in this inspired research field. His general message is to be successful and happy in what you are doing, you need passion. Ralph has been a volunteer since…

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The Texas chapter of Women in HPC: There never has been a better time!

A guest post by: Texas Women in HPC First published on 23rd November 2018 The Texas chapter of Women in HPC held a very successful inaugural seminar in Austin, attended by more than 50 people. The event was hosted by Intel Corporation, which has a strong presence in Austin and is a committed supporter of diversity and inclusion. “We…

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How to get ahead in networking

For network engineer Kalina Dunn, never taking the easy way out leads to success. Guest post by: Alisa Alering, Science Node First published on Science Node on 17th October 2018 For Kalina Dunn, it’s all about the puzzles. As a network engineer at Indiana University’s GlobalNOC, Dunn thrives on solving problems. “Network engineers are like the plumbers…

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Driving Gender Equality in the Tech Industry: Breaking down unconscious bias

By: Angelo Apa, Technical Sales and Business Development Director Lenovo Data Center Group Today, women make up at least 40 percent of the global workforce — and in some countries, more than half, according to the Pew Research Center. This figure, however, plummets across the globe once we zero in on the tech industry, where only…

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WHPC returns to ISC High Performance in Frankfurt

By: Toni Collis, Chair Women in High Performance Computing and CBDO at Appentra Solutions. In just 10 days WHPC will be at the ISC 2018 conference for our fourth year and including the eighth international Women in HPC workshop. Our events will be focusing on current concerns from the community to improve inclusivity, as well…

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How to WIN at networking

An NSF grant combined with significant DOE support sends women to build the world’s fastest computer network. Guest post by: Alisa Alering, Science Node https://sciencenode.org/feature/this-womans-work.php”>Science Node on 21st February 2018 Each year a very-high capacity temporary network is designed and built solely to serve the world’s largest conference of all things supercomputing: SC. Planned more…

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Broadening Participation in Blue Waters

Guest post by Scott Lathrop, Blue Waters Project, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. In 2013, NSF commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine the priorities and associated trade-offs for advanced computing in support of NSF-sponsored science and engineering research. The committee’s report made recommendations…

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