Blog

  • The importance of formal mentoring

    By Athina Frantzana I hear more and more people talking about mentoring and looking for a mentor to guide them in the fast and demanding rhythms of the modern lifestyle and workload. But mentoring is not an invention of the modern world. From the ancient Greek mythology, where goddess Athena disguises to an old man […]

  • A Timely, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Internet Transport Service using Dissemination Graphs

    Guest post on the The ICDCS 2017 Best Paper By: Amy Babay (Johns Hopkins University; USA), Emily Wagner (Johns Hopkins University, LTN Global Communications; USA), Michael Dinitz (Johns Hopkins University; USA), Yair Amir (Johns Hopkins University, LTN Global Communications; USA) The Internet natively supports end-to-end reliable communication (e.g. using TCP) or best-effort timely communication (e.g. […]

  • PRACE Summer of HPC: An experience to remember

    This post was first published on the PRACE website. By Harry O’Neil, For PRACE. In The Summer of HPC is a PRACE programme that offers summer placements at HPC centres across Europe. Up to 20 top applicants from across Europe are selected to participate. Participants spend two months working on projects related to PRACE technical […]

  • Understanding near space

    An Interview with Minna Palmroth, by CSC, the Finish IT Center for Science This post was first published on the CSC website. Minna Palmroth and her team have developed the most accurate space weather simulator in the world – a model that shows us how solar wind affects us. Why doesn’t the water under bridges […]

  • Setting up your own Raspberry Pi cluster

    By: Dr Alistair Grant, EPCC. This post was first published on the EPCC blog. Wee ARCHIE: a wee bit of history Some time ago (actually 2015), EPCC built a Raspberry Pi cluster called Wee ARCHIE to demonstrate some of the principles behind a full-sized supercomputer. We designed the cluster to be portable as we can’t carry around […]

  • The Data Effect, Ottawa – Exclusive Insights for Women in HPC

    By: Dr. Barbara Collignon, Senior Systems Analyst, Bank of Canada. The views expressed here are those solely of the author. No responsibility for them should be attributed to the Bank of Canada.  On April the 13th 2017, I attended the Data Effect in Ottawa to learn about the next-gen supercomputing Canadian infrastructure. Investments are indeed pouring […]

  • Miss 7: Girls in HPC Code

    This week we bring you a very special post from the next generation of Women in HPC. By Chloe Berryman, chloeberryman.net I like high performance computing because you get to learn different computer languages and ‘talk’ to the HUGE computers. I think girls should do high performance computing too. What I have done in high […]

  • STEM: Keeping the Interest

    You may have seen articles on the anticipated shortfall of engineers, computer scientists, and technology designers to fill open jobs. Numbers from the Report to the President in 2012 (President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) show a shortfall of one million available workers to fill STEM-related jobs by 2020. This is just […]

  • Research Software Engineer Conference 2017

    Guest author: Dr Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh​, University of Sheffield (Department of Computer Science), UK Following the success of the first conference of Research Software Engineers (RSE), the second conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry at Manchester on the 7th-8th September 2017. RSE2017 is not a standard academic conference! We welcome […]

  • Advanced Computing for Social Change

    The Advanced Computing for Social Change Program (ACSC) held their inaugural event November 13-16, 2016 in conjunction with SC16. The event hosted by XSEDE, TACC, and SC16 identified 20 graduate and undergrad students to participate in a week-long event. The goal was to capture the imagination of millennial and post-millennial students by engaging them in […]

  • Gender equality in higher education: a view from a social scientist

    By: Dr. Charikleia Tzanakou, The University of Warwick I am a social sciences researcher, interested in gender and academic careers in different disciplinary, institutional and national contexts. Since my PhD, I have been fascinated asking PhD graduates for their career stories especially in subject areas such as engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Social science researchers can […]