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Welcome to the July 2016 Women in HPC Newsletter

Women in HPC recently returned from a fantastic week at ISC High Performance in Frankfurt, Germany (June) where we held a workshop, BoF, and our first international Women in HPC celebration. A great time was had by all. Check out our recent blog post for full details.
This month's newsletter is full of opportunities. Our UK WHPC branch is hosting its annual event – 'An evening with interesting people' – in September and registration is now open. Don't miss the opportunity to meet some of the most exciting names from the MPI community by registering soon and also by staying on for EuroMPI 2016. Laslty, make sure you come along to our SC16 workshop. Full details below.

The WHPC blog

Would you like to showcase your HPC work to our readers, or do you have something to share about diversity and/or what you know about the issues we face in changing the demographics of our community? If so, we want to hear from you! Click here for full details on how to contribute to our blog.

Careers in HPC: An evening with interesting people

Sunday, 25th September 2016, 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Edinburgh, UK

Free event for all who work in high performance computing. Held in collaboration with EuroMPI 2016 and hosted by WHPC and EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.

Join us to learn more about creating impact from your work and how to develop your career in HPC and scientific software engineering. Then, enjoy an evening meeting and dinner with leading experts from the worldwide MPI community.

Topics for discussion: creating impact from your work, insight into the UK academic funding landscape, and career opportunities for Research Software Engineers.

We encourage all who attend to also consider participating in EuroMPI 2016.

Register for Careers in HPC only here:

Call for participation & posters
Women in HPC workshop at SC16

Sunday, 13th November 2016, 9:00am - 5:30pm, Salt Lake City, Utah

The fifth international Women in HPC workshop will take place at SC16 (Salt Lake City, USA) and will address the under-representation of women in the HPC community by discussing and addressing the challenges faced by women and how to improve the opportunities provided to them.

The workshop will provide activities of interest for two particular groups:

  • Those responsible for hiring and recruiting staff that are interested in increasing diversity and retention of under-represented groups in their organisation
  • Early and mid-career women working in HPC who wish to improve their career opportunities

We invite anyone who is interested in improving diversity in the community to attend.

Call for posters:

Once again, we invite early career women to submit an abstract to present a poster at the workshop. Accepted speakers will be assigned a mentor to help prepare a lightening talk and poster. Attending the workshop also provides you with a unique opportunity to network with leaders in the international HPC community and showcase your work.

To find out more visit the submissions page.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: EuroMPI 2016: Modern Challenges to MPI's Dominance in HPC

A WHPC Partner Conference

25th-28th September 2016

Early bird deadline: 5 August 2016

EuroMPI is the world's only conference dedicated to the Message-Passing Interface (MPI). Now, in its 23rd year, EuroMPI is the leading conference for users and developers of MPI. Join us in the beautiful city of Edinburgh for 4 days of networking, discussion and skills building. The theme of this year's conference is "Modern Challenges to MPI's Dominance in HPC”. Technical papers to discuss:

  • Useful optimisations of existing MPI functions
  • Interesting directions for future MPI functionality
  • Practical experiences with fault-tolerant MPI programs
  • Exciting progress toward million-thread MPI capability

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: "Getting Insider Information via the New MPI Tools Information Interface"
  • Toni Collis, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh and WHPC: "The Elephant in the Room: the gender difference in the MPI community"
  • Jonathan Dursi, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research: “How Can MPI Fit Into Today’s Big Computing?"
  • Bill Gropp, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "MPI: The Once and Future King"
  • David Lecomber, Allinea Software: "HPC's a-changing, so what happens to everything we know?"

Students@SC: call for participation

The students@SC program is still open to applications. Deadline for the udnergraduate program closes today so get your applications in now!

SC16 Early Career Program for HPC Professionals:

The Early Career Program is designed to equip participants for significant contributions in their new careers by building skills related to obtaining funding, identifying publishing venues, establishing long-term mentor relationships and effectively managing their time. The program is intended for people in their first five years of a permanent position (assistant professors, and members of the technical staff).

Learn more at:

Experience HPC for Undergraduates Program

The Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program gives undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above an introduction to HPC research topics and techniques. The program covers travel expenses for students to attend SC16, including registration for the full Technical Program at the conference.

Deadline to apply is TODAY July 15, 2016. For more information and to apply go to:

ACM Student Research Competition

Students whose research posters are accepted for SC16 will automatically be entered for the ACM Student Research Competition. 

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2016. For more information and to apply go to:

Just the Facts

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