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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day from the WHPC team. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1910, after the initial observance in New York on February 28 1909. Now, 108 years later, society has come a long way to recognising the participation and achievements of women, though as our followers know, we still have some way…

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Building a better brain

Can you build a smarter computer by imitating the human brain? Catherine Schuman of ORNL thinks so. Guest post by: Alisa Alering, Science Node First published on Science Node on 3rd January 2018 The human brain weighs three pounds and is made up of more than 100 billion nerve cells that allow us to remember birthdays, recognize and evade…

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My adventure as SCinet student volunteer

Guest post by: Anja Gerbes, Center for Scientific Computing, Frankfurt, Germany I attended SC17 in Denver as a first-time SCinet Student and it was very exciting to learn so many new things in the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC). I was responsible for the fibers and because it was my first time as a SCinet…

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Framework for planning, executing and monitoring cooperating jobs

Guest post by: Marta Cudova , Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic Marta was one of the early career presenters at the WHPC workshop at SC17. In this post she discusses the work she presented at the workshop. What is this framework? This framework, the k-Dispatch, provides a service offering automated…

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A Timely, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Internet Transport Service using Dissemination Graphs

Guest post on the The ICDCS 2017 Best Paper By: Amy Babay (Johns Hopkins University; USA), Emily Wagner (Johns Hopkins University, LTN Global Communications; USA), Michael Dinitz (Johns Hopkins University; USA), Yair Amir (Johns Hopkins University, LTN Global Communications; USA) The Internet natively supports end-to-end reliable communication (e.g. using TCP) or best-effort timely communication (e.g.…

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Understanding near space

An Interview with Minna Palmroth, by CSC, the Finish IT Center for Science This post was first published on the CSC website. Minna Palmroth and her team have developed the most accurate space weather simulator in the world – a model that shows us how solar wind affects us. Why doesn’t the water under bridges…

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Setting up your own Raspberry Pi cluster

By: Dr Alistair Grant, EPCC. This post was first published on the EPCC blog. Wee ARCHIE: a wee bit of history Some time ago (actually 2015), EPCC built a Raspberry Pi cluster called Wee ARCHIE to demonstrate some of the principles behind a full-sized supercomputer. We designed the cluster to be portable as we can’t carry around…

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Miss 7: Girls in HPC Code

This week we bring you a very special post from the next generation of Women in HPC. By Chloe Berryman, chloeberryman.net I like high performance computing because you get to learn different computer languages and ‘talk’ to the HUGE computers. I think girls should do high performance computing too. What I have done in high…

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Research Software Engineer Conference 2017

Guest author: Dr Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh​, University of Sheffield (Department of Computer Science), UK Following the success of the first conference of Research Software Engineers (RSE), the second conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry at Manchester on the 7th-8th September 2017. RSE2017 is not a standard academic conference! We welcome…

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Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS)

By: Negin Sobhani and AJ Lauer, NCAR, USA The Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS) program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has a goal of encouraging women and students from other underrepresented groups to pursue careers and academic studies in areas related to high performance and scientific computing. This is Negin…

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Using HPC to track worldwide protest outbreaks

Starting with the Arab Spring, recent years have witness waves of protests sweeping across the countries and continents sometimes resulting in political and governmental change. During the time of protests, social media has been used not only for casual everyday communication but also mobilising the public, organising protests and spreading information which is vital in…

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