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Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 29, 2016)

Sep 29, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @jamesdotcuff for Read more…

SC15 Paper Authors Transform Experiment Into Application Challenge for SC16 SCC

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — Authors of a paper judged at SC15 in Austin, Texas, have transformed a portion of their experiment into an application challenge for the SC16 Student Cluster Competition (SCC) as part of a larger effort to raise the bar for experimental research in computing. SC is responding to the growing need for scientific Read more…

SC16 On-Site Childcare Registration Now Open

Sep 26, 2016 |

Sept. 26 — For the first time SC16 will offer professional childcare services in the convention center to registered attendees and exhibitors for a small fee of $6/hour.  Children between the ages of 6 months through 12 years old are eligible to participate in the fun and activities! Extensive childcare hours are available every day Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 22, 2016)

Sep 22, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @InspurServer for Read more…

SC16 Announces Best Paper Nominees

Sep 21, 2016 |

Sept. 21 — Out of 442 technical papers submitted to SC16, only 81 were accepted and of these, seven have been nominated for the conference’s Best Paper Award. One of the best paper candidates also is a finalist for the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, which will be presented at SC16. Overall, the conference had an Read more…

ISC 2017 Call for Workshops and Tutorials Now Open

Sep 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 20 — ISC High Performance 2017 is now open for tutorial and workshop proposals submission. If you are proficient in a particular field within high performance computing, networking and storage, and are excited about sharing your expertise in a one-day course, the ISC 2017 Tutorials Committee would be pleased to hear from Read more…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Author Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Sep 20, 2016 |

Sept. 20 — Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of several books about the history of science and scientific discoveries. Her last book was a history of Bayesian probability, “The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines & Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy”. Summary Read more…

NCSA and University of Illinois Researchers to Present at GODAN Summit in NYC

Sep 15, 2016 |

Sept. 15 — The first ever Godan summit taking place in New York this week has one major goal—to craft open data-driven solutions in the face of rising world hunger. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s plant biology department are two of 340 groups involved in the meeting. They are bringing three presenters to Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 15, 2016)

Sep 15, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @StefanHabel for Read more…

Donna Cox to Give “The Unofficial History of Visualization” Talk on September 15

Sep 14, 2016 |

Sept. 14 — Donna Cox, Director of NCSA‘s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk titled, “The Unofficial History of Visualization” at 11:30 a.m. on September 15 at NCSA in the Auditorium. The talk, which will stream live and is open to the public, is part of NCSA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. A pizza lunch will be Read more…

SC16 Mentoring Opportunities Still Available

Sep 13, 2016 |

Sept. 13 — When registering for SC16, consider signing up as a mentor to help students get the most out of the conference and make a difference in their careers. Organized as part of the Students@SC program, the Mentor-Protégé Program supports the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting SC conference newcomers with experienced conference attendees.  Some Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 8, 2016)

Sep 8, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @hpcnotes for Read more…

Early Science Teams Prepare for Theta at Hands-on Workshop

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — From Aug. 16-19, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, hosted researchers from its Theta Early Science Program (ESP) for a hands-on workshop to help them port, benchmark, and optimize their applications on the facility’s next-generation Intel-Cray system. “This workshop gives ESP Read more…

Call for Submissions Now Open for ISC 2017 Research Paper Sessions

Sep 6, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 6 — Submissions are now open for the ISC 2017 conference Research Paper Sessions, which aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present research that will shape the future of high performance computing. Submissions will be accepted through December 2, 2016. The Research Paper Read more…

Dr. Maria Klawe to Present “Diversity and Inclusion in Supercomputing” at SC16

Sep 6, 2016 |

Sept. 6 — Like many other computing research areas, women and other minority groups are significantly under-represented in supercomputing.  This talk discusses successful strategies for significantly increasing the number of women and students of color majoring in computer science and explores how these strategies might be applied to supercomputing. Speaker Background: Dr. Maria Klawe began Read more…

More Information Released on SC16 Panels

Sep 2, 2016 |

Sept. 2 — The table is set for another round of amazing SC Panels at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Our panels are historically one of the highlights of our event, and for good reason,” said Michaela Taufer, SC16 Panels Chair from the University of Delaware. “Our panelists are some of the most respected Read more…

Call for Nominations Deadline Extended for Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Sep 1, 2016 |

Sept. 1 — Nominations are open for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, a high-profile honor for scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and East and South-East Asia and the Read more…

HPC On Common Ground @ SC16

Aug 31, 2016 |

Norman Borlaug was one of the most important scientists of all time and the only person to have been credited for saving one billion people from starvation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Congressional Gold Medal, and became known around the world as the Father of The Green Revolution.

Seven Women in IT Chosen to Help Build and Operate SCinet at SC16

Aug 30, 2016 |

Aug. 30 — Seven women who work in IT departments at research institutions around the country have been chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the very high capacity SC conference network, under the “Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)” program. Now in its second year, WINS is a collaboration between the University Corporation Read more…

HPC Impact Showcase Deadline Extended to September 15

Aug 29, 2016 |

Aug. 29 — There is still time left to get your HPC Impact Showcase submission in before the new Sept. 15th deadline.  Remember, the Showcase highlights real-world applications of high performance computing at companies who are currently employing HPC to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace.  It is a great opportunity to have Read more…