The launch of the Women in High Performance Computing (WiHPC) network will include talks on the obstacles facing women in HPC and how to broaden participation. The launch will provide an opportunity for women working in HPC to network with other women and to shape the future of the new WiHPC network. The day will conclude with a discussion on how the network can encourage women to consider and maintain a career in HPC and a wine reception.
2:45 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, , EH9 3JZ
12.45 – 13.00 Registration
13.00 – 14.00 Welcome and Lunch
14.00 – 14.20 The WHPC network (Alison Kennedy, EPCC)
14.20 – 14.40 ARCHER: the next generation of UK National High Performance Computing Facility (Lorna Smith, EPCC)
14.40 – 15.05 Digging in the Dirt – extracting Platinum-group metals (Carole Morrison, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh)
15.05 – 15.30 Direct numerical simulations of turbulent flows (Angela Busse, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow)
15.30 – 15.50 Coffee
15.50 – 16.15 Talk Title TBC (Claire Hepwood, AWE)
16.15 – 16.40 Discussion and summary
16.40 – 17.30 Wine reception
Wednesday 23rd – Thursday 24th April: A Hands-On Introduction to HPC
Prior to the WiHPC launch the Women in HPC network, in collaboration with the ARCHER UK National Supercomputing service, we will be running a 1.5 day ‘Hands on Introduction to HPC’ training session. This will finish with the lunch shared with the WiHPC launch. This event is open to everyone interested in using HPC. Attendees are expected to have experience of using desktop computers, but no programming, Linux or HPC experience is necessary.
For more information and registration please visit:http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/courses/handson.php.
Friday 25th April: The third annual University of Edinburgh WISE workshop
The School of Physics and Astronomy will be hosting the 2014 WISE workshop on Friday 25th April, providing a day of networking with academics and researchers in science, mathematics, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This is an opportunity to listen to invited speakers discuss their work, the highs and lows of career progression as a female scientist and what it takes to be successful. Both women and men are encouraged to attend the workshop even though the event is showcasing women in science.
For more information and registration please visit: www.ph.ed.ac.uk/wise2014.