Who will fardels bear?

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Chris Willard writes at HPCwire’s blog about the aging of HPC

A long-standing concern in HPC is the graying of the industry. That is, new people are not coming in at the skilled positions as older ones retire. (In the sports world this is how championship teams become also-rans in the matter of a few years). Although this issue has been noted and discussed with growing alarm over the decade, few solutions have been proffered.

Not one content with simply whining about a problem, Chris includes six ideas for mainstreaming HPC in his post. Suggestions range from HPC programs at the undergraduate level to bribing students.

By the way, the quote is adapted from Hamlet — Hamlet actually says, “Who would fardels bear?” Extra points if you know what a fardel is without looking it up.