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SC14 News: Women in HPC Workshop at Supercomputing 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

There are now just four weeks until the beginning of SC14 and just three weeks to register to attend the first Women in HPC workshop at Supercomputing in New Orleans. We have an exciting program bringing together women working with HPC to discuss their work and also to help us create a roadmap to gender equality in HPC. There will be talks and posters from early career women on a variety of areas in HPC from the road to exascale in software and hardware, cosmology, ocean modeling, wind turbines and much more! We are also delighted to hav...

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UC Berkeley Researchers: Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Flip Within a Human Lifetime

It’s not as bizarre as it sounds. Earth’s magnetic field has flipped – though not overnight – many times throughout the planet’s history. Its dipole magnetic field, like that of a bar magnet, remains about the same intensity for thousands to millions of years, but for incompletely known reasons it occasionally weakens and, presumably over a few thousand years, reverses direction. Left to right, Biaggio Giaccio, Gianluca Sotilli, Courtney Sprain and Sebastien Nomade sitting next to an outcrop in the Sulmona basin of the Apennine Mountains that contains the Matuyama-Brunhes magnet...

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TACC Participates in IEEE Cluster14 in Madrid\

Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Dan Stanzione, delivered a keynote address last month at IEEE Cluster 2014 in Madrid. The keynote highlighted one of TACC’s upcoming new systems to be deployed in January 2015 titled: Wrangler: A New Generation of Data Intensive Cluster Computing. Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today's rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructu...

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Cray Launches Hadoop into HPC Airspace

HPCwire

There has been little doubt that the convergence of traditional high performance computing with advanced analytics has been steadily underway, fed in part by a rush of new tools, frameworks and platforms targeting the big data deluge. And when one thinks about the old guard of supercomputing, Cray is one of the first vendors to come to mind, although they’ve been steadily ramping up efforts to mesh into the broader world of enterprise systems with their own slant on the big data phenomenon. First came the company’s Urika graph analytics appliance just a littl...

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Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST) for College Juniors

Application Deadline –October 31, 2014

The Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST) is a full time 12-week summer internship program open to college juniors who are concentrating their studies in the disciplines of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, network engineering, mechanical engineer or telecommunications. The SIP/ST participants have an opportunity to work with leading computer scientists and engineers on the nation’s toughest cyber problems while enha...

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When Women Stopped Coding

NPR

Modern computer science is dominated by men. But it hasn't always been this way.

A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising.</...

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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 20, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

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Cray Launches Hadoop into HPC Airspace
HPCwire

There has been little doubt that the convergence of traditional high performance computing with advanced analytics has been steadily underway, fed in part by a rush of new tools, frameworks and platforms targeting the big data deluge. And when one thinks about the old guard of supercomputing, Cray is one of the first vendors to come to mind, although they’ve been steadily ramping up efforts to mesh into the broader world of enterprise systems with their own...

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When Women Stopped Coding

NPR

Modern computer science is dominated by men. But it hasn't always been this way.

A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising.

What happe...

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Google Code-in 2014 Begins December 1, 2014

Contest Dates - December 1, 2014 - January 19, 2015

The 2014 Google Code-in contest has launched to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible.For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development. For Google Code-in, Google works with open source organizations, each of whom has experience mentoring university students in the Google Summer of Code program, to provide "bite sized" ta...

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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE SOLUTION – Hybrid Parallel Pan Water Cycle

Solution for the week of October 13, 2014:

The "Hybrid Parallel Pan Water Cycle solution" file at the bottom of the challenge contains a solution.

http://hpcuniversity.org/students/weeklyChallenge/85

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ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award - Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2014

Nomination Deadline – October 31, 2014

The ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to Computer Science. Each year ACM will honor a preeminent woman computer scientist as the Athena Lecturer. Speakers are nominated by SIG officers. The Athena Lecturer will give a one-hour invited talk at an ACM conference determined by the speaker and the SIG which nominated her. A video of the talk will appear on the ACM website. The award includes travel expenses to the meeting and a $10,000 honorarium. Financial suppor...

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