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  • Diverse Candidates in Data and Computational Science Supported by New ACM/Intel Fellowships

    The annual SC conference is the “go-to” event for innovation in our community, but for those focused on the development of a robust future computational workforce, one announcement in particular stood out at SC15: creation of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships. These fellowships, announced by Intel Senior Vice President Diane Bryant, are […]

  • Using HPC to track worldwide protest outbreaks

    Starting with the Arab Spring, recent years have witness waves of protests sweeping across the countries and continents sometimes resulting in political and governmental change. During the time of protests, social media has been used not only for casual everyday communication but also mobilising the public, organising protests and spreading information which is vital in […]

  • How many women should you expect at an academic event?

    By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute I’ve attended a lot of events during my time in academia, but I can think of only one where women outnumbered men (one of the BSA’s Science Communication Conferences). This is not a revelation, of course. It’s well known that women are poorly represented at events: as […]

  • ISC High Performance Keynote Proclaims Women’s Excellence in Computational Science

    We are excited to announce that the conference’s Tuesday keynote session will highlight contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science. This ongoing commitment to recognize the importance of diversity in the HPC community will provide a platform for women to address computational challenges in HPC, science and engineering. This […]

  • Women in Scientific Application Software – from the NSCCS perspective

    Guest post by Alex Simperler, NSCCS, Imperial College London. Intrigued by talking to Toni Collis of  “Women in High Performance Computing” who are working towards equal representation in HPC, I started to question how “equal” we are in Scientific Application Software usage. The NSCCS – short for EPSRC National Service for Computational Chemistry Software – […]