HPC Knowledge Meeting’18 in Barcelona June 21-22: Register by June 20!

I’m looking forward to the HPC Knowledge meeting in Barcelona, only two weeks from today. There are a still a few registration fee waivers available, so please register before the June 20 deadline!

HPCKM has a great agenda planned!

In addition to 16 amazing talks, they’re planning a tapas dinner, and a “beer and food pairing,” (forget the diet). Additionally, the entire group will have the privilege of visiting the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, home of MareNostrum 4, Spain’s fastest supercomputer at 11.1 Petaflops. It’s one of thirteen in the Spanish Supercomputing Network and one of seven capacity systems in the European cyberinfrastructure known as PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe). Barcelona has the most beautiful data center in the world, hands down!

I’m especially eager to hear HPCNow! Chief Technology Officer Jordi Blasco Pallares’ talk titled,

“Dynamic Provisioning with sNow! Cluster Manager.” 

sNow! …

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STEM-Trek: An Entrepreneurial Journey

At the StartupHPC Meetup, November 17, 2014, STEM-Trek Founder Elizabeth Leake described how this global, grassroots, nonprofit organization was formed, and its unique business model that involves crowd-sourcing social capital to solicit donated travel points and other services so that scholars from underrepresented groups and regions can attend high-tech conferences. Beneficiaries are encouraged to pay-it-forward, and can do so in a variety of ways. While some have volunteered to help less fortunate people from their home communities, others have supported STEM-Trek in more creative ways.

STEM-Trek’s first beneficiary, Wa Yuan (Northwestern University, Materials Science PhD) believes that the challenge of finding meaningful employment has as much to do with WHO you know, as WHAT you know. She developed a business networking tool called Scitivate that is being used by the SC14 Broader Engagement (BE) program to pair mentors with …

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