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SC20 Virtual Event Announced by General Chair Christine E. Cuicchi

SC20 is everywhere we are. You may have noticed a change in our logo—after months of hard work by the SC20 Planning Committee, we are thrilled to announce that SC20 will be a fully virtual conference. As we began exploring how to bring our conference to life in a digital environment, we had the option to go big or go home. We’ve chosen to go big. The vast majority of our usual conference content will be shared during our virtual event in November.

Computational Approaches for Cancer – Looking Around the Corner

Eric Stahlberg, PhD Director, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research   Looking ahead to the sixth Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop (CAFCW) at SC20, I am extremely excited about how the HPC community has embraced cancer research and how far we’ve progressed in such a short time. Five years ago,

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Wireless Volunteer Carlos Rojas-Torres

Carlos Rojas-Torres, network engineer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), is this year’s co-chair of the SCinet wireless team. Carlos also holds cross-appointments with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and Front Range GigaPop. His SCinet volunteer experience started back in 2012 and includes past participation across four technical teams.   Years as

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Routing Volunteer Debbie Fligor

Debbie Fligor, lead network engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is this year’s co-chair of the SCinet routing team. In 2015, Debbie was one of five women selected to participate in the pilot of the NSF-funded Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, now in its sixth year. Debbie’s volunteer experience has

SC18 Mentor–Protégé Pairing Provides Huge Impact and Long-Lasting Connection

Mentor–Protégé Matching at SC is an opportunity provided to all student volunteers and aims to support the growth of a vibrant high-performance computing community by connecting students with experienced mentors. Matches are based on multiple factors, including research interests, career goals, long- and short-term plans, and general interests. Once the pairs are made, they are

Eighteen SC20 Lead Student Volunteers Announced

Christine Harvey (MITRE Corporation), SC20 Students@SC Chair, and Karlyn Harrod (University of Notre Dame), SC20 Lead Student Volunteer Chair, are proud to announce the 18 lead student volunteers—all former SC student volunteers. Harrod explained that before making the decisions, each student’s application was reviewed by multiple members of the Students@SC committee. “After all reviews were

First-Time SCinet Student Volunteer Purvesh Sharma on the Opportunities Afforded at SC

Purvesh Sharma, a student at Texas State University, was a first-time SCinet Student Volunteer at SC19. Sharma explains how he became acquainted with SC student volunteer opportunities and his application endeavors. Inspired by Purvesh’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison (Easy

Students@SC Program Benefits Second-Year Student Volunteer Paula Olaya’s HPC Journey

Paula Olaya, a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, was a second-year student volunteer at SC19. Looking back, Olaya shares how beneficial the SC Student Volunteer program was for her HPC journey. Inspired by Paula’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC

Roam the Garden and Expansive Lawns at the Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park Centennial Olympic Park was created as a 21-acre gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. It’s estimated $75 million in development costs came entirely from private-sector donations. Following the Olympic Games, a large portion of the park was closed and redesigned for daily public use.

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