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A Celebration of Women in HPC

Jul 7, 2016 |

Why are there not more women in HPC? This was the simple question that led to the formation of the Women in HPC (WHPC) network nearly three years ago. Under the direction of founder Dr. Toni Collis of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), the organization has been gaining momentum and making a name for itself since its inaugural Women in HPC workshop at SC14. At ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, WHPC expanded its program to three events: its fourth international Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop; a BOF on women in HPC; and a networking luncheon. The BOF (June 21) and the workshop (June 23) shared the theme of addressing the gender gap in HPC. Women in HPC has found that women make up between 5 and 17 percent of HPC users, researchers and conference attendees.

Women in HPC: Revelations and Reckoning

Nov 30, 2015 |

Most who work in the high performance computing (HPC) industry agree; people problems are far more complicated than technical challenges. Diversity, or the lack thereof, is the HPC industry’s current grand challenge, and how best to encourage the participation of women in HPC was the theme for several SC15 sessions, including birds-of-a-feather, panel discussion, vendor Read more…

Challenging Gender Bias

Oct 28, 2015 |

Over at the revamped ISGTW site, now known as ScienceNode, Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2 Florence Hudson writes about the unconscious biases that women in the tech sphere continue to face and the actions we can take to counter problematic expectations. The Internet2’s Gender Diversity Initiative formed last year to improve gender Read more…

Diversifying the Tech Workforce

Apr 15, 2011 |

White men’s guilt or a cause with a purpose?

How Can We Do More Inclusive Recruiting Into US National Labs?

Feb 10, 2009 |

Can women and underrepresented minority help satisfy the demand for jobs requiring US citizenship at the national labs?