Women In HPC February 2017 Newsletter
Register now for the WHPC UK Event on 5th April 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 Newsletter!

At WHPC we are well on our way to making plans for all of our 2017 events, and are delighted to announce that registration for our UK event is now open. Make sure you register soon to secure your spot.

This month’s newsletter is full of opportunities. Should you or someone you know want to learn about supercomputers, there is a free online course that is open to everyone. If your knowledge is more advanced but you still want to learn, the International HPC Summer School is now accepting applications for this year’s session in June in Colorado, USA. For more about these opportunities, see below.

Finally, PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 is now open for applications. For early-stage postgraduates or late-stage undergraduates, this programme provides training and a paid placement at a leading European HPC centre for two months each summer.

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WHPC UK Event Registration Now Open

Register now for this 5th April 2017 event on effective steps to help you build diverse teams for more effective research, hosted by the University of Leeds and organised by ARCHER, The UK Supercomputer Service.

Most of us recognise that diverse teams are good for productivity and output. But do you know how to improve diversity and build a more inclusive environment? Have you ever heard of unconscious bias, stereotype threat, or imposter syndrome? Do you ever feel like you aren’t good enough to be in the community or feel like a ‘fraud’?

This BoF will discuss the real effects of these three topics on the workplace, providing the audience with an introduction to each, how it may affect you, and how it impacts employers, employees, advisors, managers, and/or your peers.

Registration is free at Eventbrite

Free Online Course Open to All: Supercomputing!

Do you or someone you know want a free introduction to Supercomputing? This free online course will introduce you to what supercomputers are, how they are used, and how we can exploit their full computational potential to make scientific breakthroughs. Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a powerful new tool to study the natural world: computer simulation.

There are no live sessions: join anywhere in the world. This is an introductory course: no programming/computing knowledge is required.

Register now for the first run on 6th March 2017

International HPC Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Science

Applications are now open for the eighth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, held 25-30 June 2017 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States are invited to apply by March 6, 2017.

The expense-paid program will benefit scholars from Canadian, European, Japanese, and U.S. institutions who use advanced computing in their research. If you are familiar with HPC but not necessarily an expert, or if you regularly use parallel programming in a science or engineering background but would like to know more about available HPC methods, then this is a great opportunity for you.
Interested students should apply by March 6, 2017. Meals and housing will be covered for the selected participants, and support for travel will be provided.

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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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