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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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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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Nevertheless, She Coded

By: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This post was first published on http://www.gonsie.com/blorg. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, dev.to is boosting stories from women. Here is some of my story, inspired by Nevertheless, She Coded. Why I Code I code to communicate science. I define myself as a scientist and have had a life-long…

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Career Next Steps

By: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Mentoring Chair for the SC17 Women in HPC Workshop. This post was first published on http://www.gonsie.com/blorg.   This is a talk I gave at the Women in HPC workshop at the 2017 Supercomputing Conference in Denver, CO. Specific points in this talk are geared towards those who are…

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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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Reflections from WHPC @ SC17

By: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Mentoring Chair for the SC17 Women in HPC Workshop I was asked to do a short write up my experiences at SC17 for my group’s internal newsletter. I found myself writing extensively about my experience at the Women in HPC workshop and I’ve decided to share. This…

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Diversity & Inclusion: #WeAreHPC

Guest blog by: Alison Kennedy, The Hartree Centre High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) – the provenance of the Hartree Centre – are rapidly expanding areas of importance to academia and industry, with myriad new employment opportunities arising. It is predicted that the gap between supply and demand of skilled staff…

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Heart-felt thanks to the “Women in HPC” workshop!

On the occasion of thanksgiving, we would like to extend our best wishes to our colleagues in the “Women in HPC” network! You are helping foster long-lasting and impactful associations, and are doing a great service to the community – thanks! We, Ritu Arora and Sharda Dixit, are excited to share our thoughts on the mentoring program that is…

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Male Allies are Key to Diversity and Inclusion Challenges in HPC Industries

“DNC: White Men Shouldn’t Apply for Tech Jobs” – this was a recent headline in the news. A manager within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out an email seeking diverse candidates for IT positions, but added: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, as they are already in…

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