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XSEDE Names 2016 Campus Champion Fellows

Jun 16, 2016 |

June 16 — The National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program has named the fifth cohort of Fellows for its Campus Champions (CC) program, pairing a Champion with a member of XSEDE’s Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) staff to work on real-world science and engineering projects for about one year. Campus Read more…

SC16 Releases Part Two of Q&A With General Chair John West

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — SC16 General Chair John West works at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. At TACC, he is involved in identifying new communities that can benefit from TACC’s advanced computing technologies and in connecting industry partners to TACC’s advanced computing expertise. He has been a volunteer with Read more…

Women in HPC Lead the Change to Improve Diversity at ISC 2016

Jun 10, 2016 |

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 10 — Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) will be running several activities at ISC High Performance 2016 with the aim of broadening participation in the conference. The range of activities is designed to reach as broad an audience as possible, to prompt discussion and encourage the adoption of best diversity practices Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 9, 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. Great scene today as pieces of the Owens Cluster are brought in, meanwhile the retired Glenn Cluster Read more…

ACM Elects First All-Female Leadership Team

Jun 9, 2016 |

June 9 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has announced the election of new officers who will lead the organization for a two-year term beginning July 1. Heading the new team will be incoming President Vicki L. Hanson. Hanson is a Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Professor and Chair Read more…

All-Girls NERSC Supercomputing Team Heads to ISC

Jun 8, 2016 |

NERSC receives many high school and college students as interns, which is a great source of talent, especially if one is thinking of building a team for a competition. And that’s exactly what computational scientist Rebecca Hartman-Baker did. She pulled together six capable and accomplished high school and university students and built the NERSC Team Read more…

Work on Blue Waters Earns Illinois Professors Editor’s Choice Pick

Jun 8, 2016 |

June 8 — The blazing fast processing speed of the Blue Waters supercomputer yielded frigid results and a hot honor for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemistry professor So Hirata. Selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications last year as a Blue Waters Professor, Hirata was able to take advantage of the computing time set aside for these Read more…

NERSC Fields its First Student Cluster Competition Team

Jun 7, 2016 |

June 7 — Five former NERSC interns and one current intern have joined forces to participate in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC16, June 20-22 in Frankfurt, Germany, marking the first time that NERSC has fielded a student cluster competition team. The all-female team comprises two high schoolers and four college undergrads: Kristi Arroyo, a Read more…

Eyal Waldman Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Jun 7, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, June 7 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high performance cloud and storage networking solutions, announced today that Eyal Waldman, Mellanox’s Founder, President and CEO, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The annual ceremony for awarding Honorary Doctorates was held on June 6, 2016, where Mr. Waldman was presented Read more…

SC16 Releases Poster & ACM Student Research Competition Submission Details

Jun 6, 2016 |

June 6 — June is here and before you know it so will the SC16 Poster & ACM Student Research Competition deadline of July 15th.  Posters should display cutting-edge research and work in progress in high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis. Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with Conference Read more…

Great Lakes Consortium Awards Access to Blue Waters to 11 Research Projects

Jun 3, 2016 |

June 3 — How the flu virus enters a cell in the body. Evaluating economic policy impacts of potential future climate change. Understanding the dynamics and physics of atomic matter during galaxy cluster formation. These are just a few of the research projects being pursued by the 11 science and engineering teams from across the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 2, 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. Less than 19 days left for #ISC16. It's going to be worth the wait for some 3,000 Read more…

New HPC SaaS, Alces Flight, Offered on Amazon Web Services

Jun 2, 2016 |

Options for HPC use on Amazon Web Services continue to grow. An AWS post yesterday noted Alces Flight – an HPC cluster provisioning and Software as a Service company (SaaS) with a library of 750 scientific applications – is now available for AWS users. Jeff Barr, AWS’s Chief Evangelist, noted in his related post, “Today Read more…

Part One of Q&A with SC16 General Chair John West

Jun 2, 2016 |

June 2 — SC16 General Chair John West works at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. At TACC, he is involved in identifying new communities that can benefit from TACC’s advanced computing technologies and in connecting industry partners to TACC’s advanced computing expertise. He has been a volunteer with Read more…

HPC Career Notes

May 31, 2016 |

In our new monthly feature, we’ll be keeping you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 26, 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. A before and after illustrating the positive influence @NVIDIATesla has had on modern technology #NVIDIA #HPC #GPU Read more…

Theoretical Computer Scientist Maria Zuber Elected Chair of National Science Board

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — For the first time in National Science Foundation (NSF) history, women hold the positions of director and National Science Board (NSB) chair, and vice chair. During its May meeting, the board, which serves as the governing body for NSF, elected Maria Zuber, vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as chair Read more…

Call for Participation Issued for Women in IT Networking at SC16

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, introduced in November 2015 at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, developed as a means for addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in Information Technology (IT) particularly in the fields of network engineering and high performance computing (HPC). The 2015 program enabled Read more…

Ron Brachman Joins Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute as New Director

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Cornell Tech today announced that Ron Brachman, a computer scientist who is an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new Director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. The Jacobs Institute embodies the academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion Israel-Institute of Technology at Read more…

Jack Dongarra Named ISC Program Chair for 2017

May 23, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 23 — The ISC Group, the organizer of ISC High Performance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Jack Dongarra of University of Tennessee, USA, as the program chairman for ISC 2017. This appointment underlines the international dimension of this conference. As the program chair, Dongarra will be actively involved in Read more…