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Interview: Why HPC is the Right Tool for Physics

Over at the SC19 Blog, Charity Plata continues the HPC is Now series of interviews with Enrico Rinaldi, a physicist and special postdoctoral fellow with the Riken BNL Research Center. This month, Rinaldi discusses why HPC is the right tool for physics and shares the best formula for garnering a Gordon Bell Award nomination. “Sierra and Summit are incredible machines, and we were lucky to be among the first teams to use them to produce new scientific results. The impact on my lattice QCD research was tremendous, as demonstrated by the Gordon Bell paper submission.”

SC19 Chair Michela Taufer Selected to Receive 2019 IBM Faculty Award

Professor Michela Taufer from the University of Tennessee has been selected to receive a 2019 IBM Faculty Award. “This $20,000 USD award is highly competitive and recognizes her leadership in High Performance Computing and its importance to the computing industry. As HPC and Ai converge, Dr. Taufer will lead work with IBM to bring the IBM Onsite Deep Learning Workshop to the UT campus.”

Interview: HPC Thought Leaders Looking Forward to SC19 in Denver

In this special guest feature, SC19 General Chair Michela Taufer catches up with Sunita and Jack Dongarra to discuss the way forward for the November conference in Denver. “By augmenting our models and our ability to do simulation, HPC enables us to understand and do things so much faster than we could in the past – and it will only get better in the future.”

Video: China’s Tsinhua University Takes the Student Cluster Competition

In this video from CGTN, China’s Tsinghua University takes the Student Cluster Competition at the SC18 conference in Dallas. The win was the final step in a Triple Crown for the team, as they won similar competitions in Asia and Germany earlier this year. “With sponsorship from hardware and software vendor partners, student teams design and build small clusters, learn designated scientific applications, apply optimization techniques for their chosen architectures, and compete in a non-stop, 48-hour challenge at the SC conference to complete a real-world scientific workload, showing off their HPC knowledge for conference attendees and judges.”

Kim McMahon joins Cloud Foundry as Senior Director of Digital Strategy

Kim McMahon has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as the Senior Director of Digital Strategy. In this new role, she will collaborate with the open source community and their marketing teams to promote adoption and awareness of Cloud Foundry technologies.

Michela Taufer from University of Delaware to Chair SC19

“We are excited to have the benefit of Dr. Taufer’s leadership for SC19,” says John West, director of strategic initiatives at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and chair of the SC Steering Committee. “This conference has a unique role in our community, and we depend upon the energy, drive, and dedication of talented leaders to keep SC fresh and relevant after nearly 30 years of continuous operation. The Steering Committee also wants to express its gratitude for the commitment that the University of Delaware is making by supporting Michela in this demanding service role.”

Mark Your Calendars: Here are the SC Conference Cities Through 2020

According to statements made at the SC15 booth selection meeting, the SC conference will go hit a number of surprising cities from 2015 through 2020.