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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.

COVID, Cancer, and HPC Highlight the Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop at SC

COVID-19 has transformed life around the globe. In NYC, where I work for the Mount Sinai Health System, we were at the center of the epidemic in the United States in March. At this time, our clinicians and researchers leveraged their domain expertise to focus solely on better understanding and treating this new disease. The

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Edge Network Volunteer Angie Asmus

Angie Asmus, cybersecurity team lead and security analyst at Colorado State University, is this year’s chair of the SCinet edge network team. Angie was introduced to SCinet in 2016 as one of seven women selected to participate in the NSF-funded Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program. During the past five years, her trajectory

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Network Security Volunteer Soledad Antelada Toledano

Soledad Antelada Toledano, cybersecurity engineer with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, is this year’s co-chair of the SCinet network security team, and also co-chair of the SCinet Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) team. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge

A Series of “Firsts” for Student Volunteer Gabriel Freguglia Barros

As a Student Volunteer at SC19, Gabriel Freguglia Barros, from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, experienced a wave of many “firsts.” He was a first-time SC volunteer at his first conference for the first time in the United States. He also was glad to share how his first experience with the various SC workshops

Positive Experiences Provided to Jan Laukeman as a First-Time SCinet Student Volunteer

After four stints as an SC Student Volunteer, Jan Laukeman, from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, moved on to SCinet for the first time at SC19. Here, he reveals the many positive qualities his first SCinet experience provided. Inspired by Jan’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at

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

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