• Top 10 Things I Liked About ISC 16

    This post was first published on July 2, 2016 at http://mcmahonconsulting.com/top-10-things-i-liked-about-isc-16/ My expected and not-to-be-missed Top 10 for ISC High Performance – better late than never. I hope this look back reminds you of your ISC experience and puts a smile on your face! 1. The Energy From the moment I walked onto the show floor, I […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • EuroMPI and Women in HPC partnership to improve diversity

    Guest post by: Daniel Holmes, EPCC and Chair of EuroMPI 2016. EuroMPI 2016 and Women in HPC are delighted to announce the first partnership between Women in HPC and a High Performance Computing Conference. EuroMPI is the pre-eminent meeting for users, developers and researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications of message passing parallel […]

  • 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 […]