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Primeur weekly 2018-07-30

Focus

Verne Global turns clever SME ideas into Cloud compute reality with hpcDIRECT in free-cooled Icelandic data centres ...

Opin Kerfi goes big with HPC cluster leasing and co-location in Iceland offering free cooling and purity of air ...

Quantum computing

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds using trapped ions ...

Demon in the details of quantum thermodynamics ...

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits ...

Hardware

BrainChip to showcase neuromorphic computing solutions at MPSoC ...

BrainChip unveils the Akida Development Environment ...

Cray delivers powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy to National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ...

Intel stops production of Knights Landing/Xeon Phi processors ...

AFRL and IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic supercomputer ...

Supermicro joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association to accelerate all-flash NVMe storage advancements and adoption ...

Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics ...

Applications

Oracle TimesTen Scaleout sets new performance standard for in-memory databases ...

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity wins Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed ...

Researchers find new way to target flu virus ...

Newest supercomputer to help develop fusion energy in international device ...

XSEDE allocates $7,3 million worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle ...

Ruby Mendenhall charts progress using HPC and Big Data to flag unidentified historical sources on African American women's lives ...

XSEDE announces 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows ...

The Cloud

On-demand high performance Cloud computing for today's most demanding workflows offered by PADT in partnership with Nimbix ...

Share your thoughts and vote on the evolution of EOSC and FAIR data ...

EGI Foundation and Terradue signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

HPE advances intelligent storage capabilities with AI and Cloud automation for HPE 3PAR ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed


19 Jul 2018 Austin - Texas Women in HPC (TX-WHPC) has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Programme.

"The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever increasing community of women, providing these women with the networks that we recognize are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them in the workforce", stated Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC's Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan. "At the same time, we envisage that the new Chapters will be able to tailor their activities to the needs of their local community, as we know that there is no 'one size fits all' solution to diversity."

Texas Women in HPC is co-chaired by Melyssa Fratkin, Industrial Programmes Director at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and Carolyn Devany, President of Data Vortex Technologies.

The group will bring together professional women in industry, academia, and government from the advanced computing community across the state. TX-WHPC will provide a venue for knowledge-sharing, networking, support, and visibility for women by engaging in initiatives to raise awareness and broaden diversity in HPC.

"We know that there are plenty of amazing women in advanced computing in a variety of domains across Texas", stated Melyssa Fratkin. "The strength of WHPC is in the networking and knowledge-sharing, but also the camaraderie that comes from finding support and encouragement in the community."

"At WHPC we are delighted to be accepting Texas Women in HPC as a Chapter under the pilot programme, and working with them to build a sustainable solution to diversifying the international HPC landscape", stated Toni Collis, Chair and co-founder of WHPC and Chief Business Development Officer at Appentra Solutions.

Through webcasts, in-person meetings, and mentoring, TX-WHPC will bring women together to share experiences, learn new skills, and increase the diversity and awareness in advanced computing and related fields. With more than 40,000 open computing jobs in Texas, and a higher than average salary associated with these jobs, the emphasis is on making technology workplaces a more welcoming place for women and minorities.

Carolyn Devany is a second-generation technology pioneer. "As president of a small tech company in Texas, I know how hard it is to succeed. And I know how important it is to be surrounded by strong, like-minded women who are striving to make a difference in the world."

TX-WHPC will be co-hosting an inaugural event with WHPC during the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC18) in Dallas in November.

Source: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center - TACC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-07-30

Focus

Verne Global turns clever SME ideas into Cloud compute reality with hpcDIRECT in free-cooled Icelandic data centres ...

Opin Kerfi goes big with HPC cluster leasing and co-location in Iceland offering free cooling and purity of air ...

Quantum computing

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds using trapped ions ...

Demon in the details of quantum thermodynamics ...

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits ...

Hardware

BrainChip to showcase neuromorphic computing solutions at MPSoC ...

BrainChip unveils the Akida Development Environment ...

Cray delivers powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy to National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ...

Intel stops production of Knights Landing/Xeon Phi processors ...

AFRL and IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic supercomputer ...

Supermicro joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association to accelerate all-flash NVMe storage advancements and adoption ...

Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics ...

Applications

Oracle TimesTen Scaleout sets new performance standard for in-memory databases ...

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity wins Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed ...

Researchers find new way to target flu virus ...

Newest supercomputer to help develop fusion energy in international device ...

XSEDE allocates $7,3 million worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle ...

Ruby Mendenhall charts progress using HPC and Big Data to flag unidentified historical sources on African American women's lives ...

XSEDE announces 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows ...

The Cloud

On-demand high performance Cloud computing for today's most demanding workflows offered by PADT in partnership with Nimbix ...

Share your thoughts and vote on the evolution of EOSC and FAIR data ...

EGI Foundation and Terradue signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

HPE advances intelligent storage capabilities with AI and Cloud automation for HPE 3PAR ...