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Primeur weekly 2017-07-24

Focus

20th Birthday celebrating OpenMP still welcoming new members ...

Fujitsu's processor roadmap is hitting new targets for Deep Learning ...

Focus on Europe

New FPGA programming method delivers five times more computing power ...

Gazprom Neft to utilise capacity at the St Petersburg Polytechnic University supercomputer ...

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network ...

Newly improved Brain Simulation Platform now online ...

Joeri van Leeuwen received a grant and in-kind expertise from the eScience Center for his astronomy project AA-ALERT ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Brazil-based AMT sign partnership agreement ...

Hardware

7th International Women in HPC workshop ...

IBM scientists observe elusive gravitational effect in solid-state physics ...

New Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD) supports high-density, high-performance pooled NVMe storage ...

Inspur announced the new M5 series servers to get businesses ready for the new era of intelligent computing ...

Women, leadership and Flash - Panel and networking event ...

Applications

3D models help scientists gauge flood impact ...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information ...

Flashes of light on the dark matter ...

Titan simulations show importance of close 2-way coupling between human and Earth systems ...

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light ...

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions ...

Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment ...

ANSYS, Saudi Aramco and KAUST shatter supercomputing record ...

Scientists use "Piz Daint" simulations to track heavy summer precipitation from the Mediterranean ...

Fernanda Foertter elected SIG HPC Education Vice Chair ...

The Cloud

IBM expands global Cloud data centre presence with four new facilities ...

The Cloud comes to you: AT&T to power self-driving cars, AR/VR and other future 5G applications through edge computing ...

Teradata acquires San Diego-based start-up StackIQ to strengthen Teradata Everywhere and IntelliCloud capabilities ...

IBM mainframe ushers in new era of data protection ...

Solarflare lets server racks match connectivity of a human neuron ...

New high speed interface connects IBM Z to IBM storage systems ...

Oracle significantly expands Cloud at Customer with PaaS and SaaS services to help customers in their journey to the Cloud ...

7th International Women in HPC workshop


17 Jul 2017 Denver - Women in HPC will once again attend the Supercomputing Conference to discuss diversity and inclusivity topics. Activities will bring together women from across the international HPC community, provide opportunities to network, showcase the work of inspiring women, and discuss how we can all work towards improving the under-representation of women in supercomputing. The 7th International Women in HPC workshop will take place November 12, 2017 at SC17 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

The 7th International Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop at SC17 in Denver brings together the HPC community to discuss the growing importance of increasing diversity in the workplace. This workshop will recognize and discuss the challenges of improving the proportion of women in the HPC community, and is relevant for employers and employees throughout the supercomputing workforce who are interested in addressing diversity.

Sessions include:

  • Improving Diversity in the Workplace: What methods have been put in place and tested to improve workplace diversity and inclusion?
  • Career Development and Mentoring: Skills to thrive; sharing your experiences and advice on how to succeed in the workplace.
  • Virtual Poster Showcase: Highlighting work from women across industry and academia.

The Call for posters is now open. The deadline for submissions is August 13th, 2017 - AOE.

As part of the workshop, the organizers invite submissions from women in industry and academia to present their work as a virtual poster. This will promote the engagement of women in HPC research and applications, provide opportunities for peer to peer networking, and the opportunity to interact with female role models and employers. Submissions are invited on all topics relating to HPC from users and developers. All abstracts should emphasise the computational aspects of the work, such as the facilities used, the challenges that HPC can help address and any remaining challenges etc.

For full details, you can visit the submission page.

The Workshop Committee looks as follows:

1. Chairs:

– Workshop Chair: Toni Collis, EPCC, UK and Women in HPC Network, UK

– Poster Chair: Misbah Mubarak, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

– Mentoring Chair: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

– Publicity Chair: Kimberly McMahon, McMahon Consulting, USA

2. Steering and Organisation Committee:

– Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA

– Trish Damkroger, Intel, USA

– Kelly Gaither, TACC, USA

– Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC, USA

– Daniel Holmes, EPCC, UK

– Adrian Jackson, EPCC, UK

– Alison Kennedy, Hartree Centre, STFC, UK

– Lorna Rivera, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

3. Programme Committee (for early career posters):

– Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA

– Toni Collis, EPCC, UK and Women in HPC Network, UK

– Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

– Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC, USA

– Daniel Holmes, EPCC, UK

– Adrian Jackson, EPCC, UK

– Alison Kennedy, Hartree Centre, STFC, UK

– Misbah Mubarak, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

– Lorna Rivera, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

– Jesmin Jahan Tithi, Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Corporation, USA
Source: PRACE

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Primeur weekly 2017-07-24

Focus

20th Birthday celebrating OpenMP still welcoming new members ...

Fujitsu's processor roadmap is hitting new targets for Deep Learning ...

Focus on Europe

New FPGA programming method delivers five times more computing power ...

Gazprom Neft to utilise capacity at the St Petersburg Polytechnic University supercomputer ...

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network ...

Newly improved Brain Simulation Platform now online ...

Joeri van Leeuwen received a grant and in-kind expertise from the eScience Center for his astronomy project AA-ALERT ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Brazil-based AMT sign partnership agreement ...

Hardware

7th International Women in HPC workshop ...

IBM scientists observe elusive gravitational effect in solid-state physics ...

New Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD) supports high-density, high-performance pooled NVMe storage ...

Inspur announced the new M5 series servers to get businesses ready for the new era of intelligent computing ...

Women, leadership and Flash - Panel and networking event ...

Applications

3D models help scientists gauge flood impact ...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information ...

Flashes of light on the dark matter ...

Titan simulations show importance of close 2-way coupling between human and Earth systems ...

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light ...

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions ...

Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment ...

ANSYS, Saudi Aramco and KAUST shatter supercomputing record ...

Scientists use "Piz Daint" simulations to track heavy summer precipitation from the Mediterranean ...

Fernanda Foertter elected SIG HPC Education Vice Chair ...

The Cloud

IBM expands global Cloud data centre presence with four new facilities ...

The Cloud comes to you: AT&T to power self-driving cars, AR/VR and other future 5G applications through edge computing ...

Teradata acquires San Diego-based start-up StackIQ to strengthen Teradata Everywhere and IntelliCloud capabilities ...

IBM mainframe ushers in new era of data protection ...

Solarflare lets server racks match connectivity of a human neuron ...

New high speed interface connects IBM Z to IBM storage systems ...

Oracle significantly expands Cloud at Customer with PaaS and SaaS services to help customers in their journey to the Cloud ...