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  • Why I Brought an All-Female Team to the Student Cluster Competition at ISC16

    By Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Acting Leader of User-Engagement Group, NERSC, Berkeley Lab I recently gained some notoriety by coaching a team of six high-school and college-age women to compete in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at ISC. It was the first-ever male-free team in the history of the ISC competition. The SCC is a friendly yet spirited […]

  • Graydon helps HPCS delegates tackle gender bias

    By Kelly Nolan, Compute Canada Executive Director, External Affairs and Compute Canada’s Women in HPC Chapter Click here for more information about the Compute Canada Women in HPC Chapter Give this a try: Type “woman and computers” in Google Images. Included among the first images to appear are a distraught woman with a dismantled computer; one […]

  • WHPC at ISC 2016

    By Toni Collis, Women in HPC Founder and Director and Applications Consultant at EPCC, University of Edinburgh. The week of ISC High Performance 2016 in mid June, saw the most exciting set of WHPC events to date!  The Women in HPC team set off from all over the world a few days before ISC, from […]

  • To Attract More Women to HPC Careers, We Need to Tell the Full Story

    By Marie-Christine Sawley, Ph.D; Director of the Intel Exascale Lab in Paris This post first appeared on https://itpeernetwork.intel.com/ on 13 June 2016. Technical professions still attract more men than women, and high performance computing (HPC) is no exception. Although there are growing numbers of women working in the diverse areas of HPC, women as a whole […]

  • Closing the gap: software carpentry training for women

      By Aleksandra Pawlik, formerly of the Software Sustainability Institute Closing the gender gap in STEM is a broad topic. Increasing diversity and female participation at all levels of education and professional world in science and technology is a subject of lots of debates. The Software Sustainability Institute where I work has hosted a series […]