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Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Wireless Team Volunteer Shannon Champion

  Shannon Champion, director of networking at PIER Group, is a volunteer on this year’s SCinet wireless team. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure that our attendees have to come to expect as part of their SC experience. This feature aims to spotlight the dedicated

SC20 Students@SC Virtual Program Takes Shape

SC20 is proud to welcome 248 Students@SC participants and awardees to its unprecedented virtual conference. Along with 18 lead student volunteer and 102 students in the Virtual Student Cluster Competition, 128 students will participate in the SC Technical Program, a robust schedule of student-specific sessions organized for all student attendees. The Student Programming Committee, led

WINS Selection Committee Announces the SC20 Awardees

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) apprenticeship program selects highly qualified early- to mid-career women working in IT (Informational Technology) careers to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for the SC Conference. Wendy Huntoon, WINS Co-lead, explained that the program’s main goal was “to address the prevalent gender

Celebrating 30 Years of SCinet at SC20: Q&A with Former SCinet Chair Linda Winkler

Linda Winkler, senior network engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, is a fixture in the SC community. She has 21 years of SC volunteer experience, and all but two of those years were dedicated to planning, building and operating the conference’s high-performance network—SCinet. Linda served as SCinet chair for SC12 in

Student Volunteer Neda Tavakoli Stays Up to Date with New Trends and Research at SC

After many years as an SC Student Volunteer, Neda Tavakoli, a computer science major at Georgia Tech, shares how impactful the SC Conferences have been in keeping her up to date with new trends and research. Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison

Cohesive Team Building for Student Volunteer Mohammed Tanash

At SC19, Mohammed Tanash, from Kansas State University, made his third appearance as a Student Volunteer, this time with SCinet. Here, he details how his first-ever SCinet experience afforded him with a cohesive team building opportunity. Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison

Global Lineup Will Compete at SC’s First Virtual Student Cluster Competition

Like many events this year, the SC20 Student Cluster Competition has shifted to a virtual competition. While the pandemic forced the change, it did not curb the enthusiasm surrounding this popular event. For this virtual SCC, or “VSCC,” 17 teams from around the world will compete in a novel setting. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition

HPC in the (Virtual) City

Residents of big “convention cities” are used to it. For one week in November, thousands of researchers, scientists, industry and computing center staff members, journalists, and students descend for the SC conference. We take over the convention center, hotels, and restaurants—and then we leave, taking our technical expertise, knowledge, and skills with us. What if

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 DevOps Team Volunteer Greg Veldman

Greg Veldman, senior storage administrator at Purdue University, is this year’s chair of the SCinet DevOps team, and a member of the SCinet power team. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure that our attendees have to come to expect as part of their SC experience.

SC21 Calls for Planning Committee Volunteers

As the General Chair for SC21, I am committed to a continuation and expansion of the work of previous chairs toward making the conference inclusive and welcoming to all. We have made strides in the inclusivity of the program through double-blind tech paper reviews, welcome sessions for first-time attendees, and making public the demographics of

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