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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…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 19, 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. #ISC16 registration numbers are looking good. We might as well reach 3,000 attendees 🙂 Looking forward to Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Plenary Speaker

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — Dr. Pamela McCauley has been named a plenary speaker for the XSEDE16 conference taking place July 17-21, 2016 in Miami. In this dynamic keynote address, McCauley will discuss the impact of innovation on individuals, nations, and the global society. McCauley will highlight her State Department HIV/AIDS Health Care Service Delivery work as an application Read more…

Supercomputing Leader Steve Oberlin to Give NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — Steve Oberlin, chief technology officer for accelerated computing at NVIDIA, will give two NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures on May 26. The morning talk is tailored for NCSA staff, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering students and faculty. The second talk is open to the public. Accelerating Science, Technology, and Cognition: GPUs Read more…

PRACEdays16 Concludes

May 18, 2016 |

May 18 — PRACEdays16 was held from Tuesday, May 10, to Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic. More than 220 participants joined the plenary and parallel sessions for keynote presentations and discussions about and between science, industry and HPC. This year for the first time, PRACEdays16 became the center point of the European Read more…

Internet2 Awards Community Members for Outstanding Contributions to Research and Education

May 17, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17 — Today, Internet2, operator of the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education infrastructure, announced the recipients of several awards and scholarships, in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the community and the Research and Education (R&E) industry at large. The awards were presented at the 2016 Internet2 Global Summit Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 12, 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. "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." Great reminder by Olga Baeva! #HPC #IBM pic.twitter.com/0Ls5GYo5uz — Colleen Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 5, 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. Phenomenal evening with @hms_rc @fasrc and @MichaelDell We truly appreciate our amazing partnership!#HPC #storage pic.twitter.com/Reg5ERvdmk — James Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for Leverage Big Data 2016 Summit on “Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier”

May 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in Read more…

Bright Computing Appoints New CFO

May 5, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5 — Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced today that Bill Griffin has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of a seasoned Silicon Valley financial leader with more than 25 years of Read more…

ACM Honors Ron Perrott with Distinguished Service Award

May 4, 2016 |

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced today that Ron Perrott, a long-time advocate of international HPC collaboration and an important figure in defining the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s HPC strategy was awarded the ACM Distinguished Service Award. While much of Perrott’s career was spent behind the scenes in coordinating roles, he was also present Read more…

DOE Office of Science Selects 49 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Funding

May 4, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4 — The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 49 scientists from across the nation — including 22 from DOE’s national laboratories and 27 from U.S. universities — to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE’s Early Career Research Program. The effort, now in its seventh year, Read more…

SDSC Researchers Publish Book on Using GPU Accelerators for Nanosciences

May 3, 2016 |

May 3 — Two researchers with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego are editors of a just-published book that explores the latest developments in electronic structure calculations on modern computer hardware and explains how graphics processing units (GPUs) can be efficiently exploited to perform such calculations more rapidly Read more…

Computing Community Consortium Announces New Leadership

May 3, 2016 |

May 3 — Today we are happy to announce the new CCC leadership. Elizabeth Mynatt and Mark Hill will assume their roles as Chair and Vice Chair respectively for two-year terms beginning July 1, while Greg Hager is stepping down after two years as Chair. Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Professor of Interactive Computing and the Executive Director Read more…

PRACE Announces Winner of First Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

May 2, 2016 |

May 2 — PRACE is proud to announce that Dr. Zoe Cournia, a Computational Chemist, Investigator – Assistant Professor level at the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Greece has been selected as the recipient of the 1st PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC. The Award will be bestowed at PRACEdays16, to be held 10-12 May 2016 Read more…