Hyperion research reports: ‘Nearly all (93%) of the HPC centers said it is “somewhat hard” or “very hard” to hire staff with the requisite skills’. The number and quality of research outputs in High Performance Computing (HPC), is directly dependent on the size, talent and skills of the HPC workforce. The HPC workforce is aritifically smaller than its full potential because of insufficient diversity. Equity, diversity and inclusion are laudable goals in their own right, and are necessary to increase the size of the available talent pool, but also improve business and research outcomes, such as increased profit, turnover and impact. However, achieving diversity is complex and difficult.
The HPC community has typically relied on generic ‘diversity in STEM/technology’ initiatives. Significant progress is being made in other STEM subjects, but HPC is not seeing the benefit.
Attendees will leave this tutorial with the key steps to producing a workable HPC targeted inclusion plan to build the talent pool in their organization including the business imperative, how to diagnose inclusion and diversity barriers in their organization and information on strategies to achieve cultural change and build workable solutions with a realistic probability of organizational buy-in.