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Call for Participation: 2017 Tapia Conference - Deadline: Jan. 29, 2017

This year’s conference evokes the basic yet irrefutable concept that diversity is simply the smarter choice. Whether we seek innovation, intelligence, creativity, strength or beauty of ideas, the best outcomes will come from a diverse set of perspectives, a diverse set of experiences, and a diverse set of people. Accordingly, we target a conference program diverse, yet balanced, in every...
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SC 2016 Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community

Held on the first and last day of the conference, IPDPS workshops provide an extended forum that allows the IPDPS community an opportunity to fully explore special topics and to present work that is more preliminary and cutting-edge or that has more practical content than the more mature research presented in the main symposium. Each workshop has its own requirements and schedule for...
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XSEDE and NICS Release Podcast Focused on African-American History as it Pertains to Non-Traditional Users of HPC

XSEDE releases a new podcast that is an African American History project led by an African American female PI. This is a great example for anyone working with non-traditional users of High Performance Computing. Entitled Recovering Lost History , the story in this podcast revolves around a collaboration of social scientists, humanities scholars, and digital researchers directed at using...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 16, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Toni Collis’, a HPC Reasearcher at EPCC, Work with Women in HPC Access’ Elizabeth Murray spoke with Toni Collis, applications consultant in HPC Research and Industry at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh, about her work with Women in HPC, a network dedicated to women in the field. My role involves working with academics and...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 12, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Supercomputing Coral's Race to Beat Heat Corals can genetically adapt to warmer waters from climate change, scientists say in a study that relied on bioinformatic analysis with supercomputers. Reef-building corals can withstand a small degree of warming. This study with polyps of staghorn coral Acropora millepora across the Great...
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Call for Participation for 2016 ACM Richard Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

September 14-17, 2016 - Austin, Texas The Tapia conference has always been a premier venue to acknowledge, to promote and to celebrate diversity. Given the current global academic, professional and societal climates, the Tapia 2016 conference theme, " Diversity Matters! ", recognizes the Tapia Conference's commitment to diversity in all its wonderful forms. We target a program...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 5, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

  HPC in the News            SDSC's Comet System Offering Virtual Clusters in Current Research Allocation Submission Period September 15 - October 15, 2015 This is a reminder to those who are submitting a research allocation request in the current submission period. SDSC's Comet system is offering a new...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of September 28, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News        \   Blue Waters Seeking Partner Institutions to Offer Course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems The Blue Waters project and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana are offering an online course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems for...
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Coding for Elementary Students: A Growing Trend?

Within the next few years, all preK-12 students in San Francisco public schools will be learning computer science, as I wrote recently. Chicago also has a plan in place for making computer science a core subject starting in kindergarten. The Avondale Elementary school system, a small district outside Phoenix, started teaching all its K-8 students computer programming last year. Smith, who...
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The 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Award Winners

The Anita Borg Institute  (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, has announced the winners of the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards, Each year, the GHC ABIE Awards recognize female leaders in the categories of technical leadership, social impact, innovative teaching practices, emerging leadership and international change agent....
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