Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.

Students@SC Program Innovates to Include Some Remote Participation

The Students@SC program is implementing innovative ideas for SC20 in light of the new challenges that COVID-19 is presenting. “I’m very excited we’re able to offer remote participation for the Student Volunteers program, the Student Cluster Competition, and HPC Immersion. With the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions currently in place, we have realized that many

NRE & INDIS: SCinet Provides the Network for Future Innovation

SCinet represents a group of more than 200 academic and industrial professional volunteers that research and develop innovative tools to provide breakthrough technology to the SC conference exhibition floor. It serves as the platform for exhibitors to demonstrate the advanced computing resources of their home institutions – and elsewhere – by supporting a wide variety

Student Volunteer Zhaochen Gu Finds a Friendly Environment for Learning at SC

  Zhaochen Gu, a student at the University of North Texas, was a SCinet student volunteer for the second year in the row at SC19, where she learned the ins and outs of conference logistics in a very friendly team-oriented atmosphere. Inspired by Zhaochen’s story? Apply as a SCinet student volunteer. Applications close on Friday,

First-Time Lead Student Volunteer Sadura Akinrinwa of Nigeria Looks Back on Her Experience

Sadura Akinrinwa, a first-time Lead Student Volunteer at SC19, is a doctoral student at Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria. Sadura explains, in her native tongue, how she felt guided and mentored as a student volunteer. Inspired by Sadura’s story? Apply to be an SC student volunteer. Applications close on Friday, June 26, 2020.

Longstanding Student Volunteer Mohammed Tanash Continues to Discover Opportunities at SC

Mohammed Tanash has logged quite a bit of experience as a SC Conference volunteer. From his first time as a student volunteer at SC17 to a lead student volunteer position at SC18, and a SCinet student volunteer on the SC19 wireless team, Tanash has shown he is not afraid of challenges and is not one

An International Student Volunteer from Brazil Grows from Mentoring at SC

First-time international student volunteer traces his road to SC19 in Denver For Gabriel Freguglia Barros, a doctoral student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/UFRJ), word-of-mouth provided his introduction to the annual SC conference, as he learned about it from his lab colleagues who had previously

Carve a Path Through SC with SCinet Student Volunteer Sushma Yellapragada of New Delhi

Last week, a notification on my phone said SC20 was ready for submissions, and it reminded me of my awesome experience as a SCinet student volunteer at SC19. For those who aren’t familiar with SC (aka the Supercomputing Conference), it is supermassive, and super cool, and people present work that sounds almost supernatural.   Volunteering

Manuel Burger of ETH Zürich and His Student Cluster Competition Team of First-Timers Prevail

Torsten Hoefler, a computer science professor at ETH Zürich, presented an opportunity to participate in a Student Cluster Competition (SCC) to his class. Lukas Kapp-Schwoerer, a computer science student and teaching assistant at ETH Zürich, was enthusiastic about the opportunity. He and Manuel Burger, a student in his last Bachelor’s degree year majoring in computer

DeFAUlt’s Challenging Return to the Student Cluster Competition

Sebastian Bönning, a member of the DeFAUlt team from Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, recalls his team’s harrowing SC19 Student Cluster Competition experience. With a dead SSD drive and only one node left, the competition proved to be quite a challenge. Inspired by Sebastian’s story? Get your team together, as Student Cluster Competition applications close on

Why WINS Is an Ideal Opportunity for Women in IT Networking

The Women in IT Networking at SC program, better known as WINS, was created to remedy the vast gender gap in Information Technology, particularly in network engineering and high-performance computing. When the program started in 2015, 13.93% of SC professional volunteers were women. By 2017, the number climbed to 20.97%. This upward trend is clear,

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