Metadata makes finding scientific data much easier, both to an individual user as well as to an entire organization. A file system may only keep track of the file location, owner and various time stamps. With a sophisticated metadata system, significant more information can be stored along with the actual data itself. This allows for more efficient workflow within an organization, enabling better collaboration.
The European PRACE initiative is collaborating with the Women in HPC organization to publish two magazines dedicated to Women in High Performance Computing. The cover of at least one of these magazines will include a mosaic or collage of pictures of women working in HPC in Europe, and they need to collect as many photographs as possible.