Women in HPC Luncheon Shines Light on Female-Friendly Hiring Practices

July 13, 2017

The second annual Women in HPC luncheon was held on June 20, 2017, during the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The luncheon provid Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Why Tech is Failing at Diversity and How It Can Succeed

July 11, 2017

The sectors that are supposed to be all about innovation and the future continue to fail spectacularly at gender equity and diversity. UK, US and Canada still haven’t managed to break the average 20 percent threshold for gender equity across STEM academic disciplines. Read more…

By Kelly Nolan

ISC High Performance Conference Lays Out New Diversity Goals

March 3, 2017

In this contributed Q&A, ISC's Nages Sieslack interviews Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer, managing directors of the ISC Group, about the diversity initiatives and goals that were introduced this year. Read more…

By Nages Sieslack

A Conversation with Women in HPC Director Toni Collis

January 6, 2017

In this SC16 video interview, HPCwire Managing Editor Tiffany Trader sits down with Toni Collis, the director and founder of the Women in HPC (WHPC) network, t Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowship Winners to Be Recognized at SC16

November 16, 2016

Last year at SC15 Intel announced a fellowship program in partnership with ACM SIGHPC aimed at increasing the participation of under-represented groups – w Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

A BoF to Boost Your Supercomputing Outreach Skills

November 9, 2016

In this Q&A, University of Edinburgh researcher Nick Brown discusses an upcoming SC BoF, titled "HPC Outreach: Promoting Supercomputing to the Next Generation." The BoF, organized by Brown and two of his colleagues, focuses not only on outreach to different groups of people, but also some of the questions around diversity and ways to best design activities that are inclusive to all. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SC16: Taking Diversity and Inclusivity Seriously

November 8, 2016

Diversity has always been important to the SC Conference and this year they have taken their actions further with the creation of the Diverse HPC Workforce Committee. In this contributed Q&A, Kim McMahon asks SC16 Chair John West and Trish Damkroger, Chair of the Diverse HPC Workforce committee about their respective roles and what motivates them to volunteer for this effort. Read more…

By Kim McMahon

A Celebration of Women in HPC

July 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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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