Women In HPC July 2017 Newsletter
Submissions are now open for early career posters at our 7th International Workshop at SC17.
Welcome to our July newsletter!

As we all enjoy a nice cold drink in the July sunshine, don’t forget to stay up to date with all of our events. Our next set of events takes place in September, with a half-day hands-on Introduction to HPC workshop and a panel on how ‘HPC Can Change the World’ at the ACM-W Europe WomEncourage conference in Barcelona. At the end of September we will run our second ‘Skills to Thrive’ workshop alongside the EuroMPI 2017 conference (see more below).

We are also ramping up our planning for SC17. Our call for virtual poster submissions is now open (closes 13 August), as is our call for volunteer mentors. If you are interested in either opportunity you can find out more below.

If you are still wondering where June went, don’t forget to keep up to date with what we do by following us on social media and also on our blog, where you can find out about everything that WHPC did at ISC.

Finally: If you are looking for a new challenge and you are based in the UK, consider applying to be a member of an EPSRC Advisory Body — full details are below.

Women in HPC at EuroMPI 2017

WHPC will hold a workshop at the annual EuroMPI conference, at Argonne National Labs, Chicago, USA.

  • The session provides a range of hands-on activities for developing the key skills required to excel in a career in the HPC community.

  • The workshop will focus on the issue of work-life balance, which is extremely challenging for both women and men in the fast-paced, demanding field of HPC.

  • Two keynotes and a panel discussion will focus on strategies and challenges of work-life balance.

The workshop will provide the audience with diverse perspectives on these challenges from senior members of the MPI community.

This is the first time the EuroMPI conference is being held in the US, and only the second conference outside Europe in its 24-year history. If you are in the US and use MPI in your work, make sure to take advantage of the conference being held outside of Europe.
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7th International WHPC Workshop: We Need Volunteers and Presenters!

Hot on the success of our 6th international workshop at ISC High Performance 2017 in June, we are now finalising our plans for our 7th workshop at SC17 this November in Denver.

Call for Posters: Now Open!

Deadline for submissions: 13th August, 2017 AOE

As part of the workshop, we 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 provide the opportunity to interact with female role models and employers. Submissions are invited on all topics relating to HPC, from both 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.

Full Details Here

Mentors Needed

WHPC is seeking volunteer mentors to help our early career women prepare their poster material and lightning talks for the workshop and help them get the most out of the SC17 conference. We are looking for mentors at all career stages and will match mentors and early career mentees based on their current experience and the next step in their careers. If you are interested in getting involved, please email our Mentoring Chair Elsa Gonsiorowski.

Contact Elsa

EPSRC Seeks Applicants for Advisory Bodies

The Engineering Physical Sciences and Research Council (EPSRC) is seeking applications from prominent academics, industrialists, and individuals working in the third sector as well as government organisations to join EPSRC’s strategic advisory bodies. The Strategic Advisory Teams provide Theme Leaders at EPSRC with strategic advice to help develop their themes.

The e-infrastructure SAT is looking to fill vacancies in these areas:

  • Person with extensive knowledge of e-infrastructure from an industrial user perspective (Non-Academic)

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics/Engineering e-infrastructure user (Academic and Non Academic)

  • Person with extensive knowledge of e-infrastructure/HPC from a service provider perspective (Academic)

The deadline for applications is 4 August, 2017.

The Women in HPC Blog and Job Opportunities in HPC

Make sure you stay in touch with what WHPC is doing each month between newsletters.

Last Month’s Posts:

If you are looking for your next opportunity, be sure to keep an eye on the WHPC Resources page, where we list new job opportunities in the HPC sector from around the world.

Open Positions:

Just the Facts

To find out more about Women in High Performance Computing check out our website: You can keep in touch with WHPC between newsletters by visiting us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. If you have any suggestions, comments, or items you would like to include in future newsletters please contact us at We are particularly interested in hearing from event organisers or programmes that are looking to recruit women and would like to have their information shared in the Opportunities section of our newsletter.

Previous WHPC newsletters are available on our website.

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