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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.

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Live Data’

Thanks to the digitization of millions of documents including newspapers, books, and handwritten sources, Melissa Terras and the team at the Centre for Data, Culture and Society (CDCS) at the University of Edinburgh are bringing context to large-scale data processing and HPC. “Humanities looks at history to better understand the current issues facing our society,”

Outreach to High Schools Offers Participants Exposure to SC and HPC

High school students and teachers are a key part of the Students@SC program says earthquake researcher Scott Callaghan, who chairs the SC21 Student Outreach Committee. This interview also features nuclear engineer Marlon Arce Acuña and mechanical engineer Dawn Hunter, who are also leaders in this year’s student program. Christine Baissac-Hayden, SC21 Students@SC Communications Liaison Christine

Oracle Sponsors Student Cluster and Data Science Competitions

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will support the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) and the inaugural Data Science Competition (DSC) at SC21 in St. Louis, Missouri. SCC students will compete with hardware that each team bring to the conference along with the added might of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s HPC Bare Metal offerings, High-Performance Storage, and High-Speed Low Latency

HPC Speeds Up Computational Biology and Drug Design

Computational biology is using HPC to rapidly design and develop ways to treat cancer and COVID. Researcher Felice Lightstone of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discusses ATOM, Accelerated Therapeutic Opportunities in Medicine, in this edition of SC21 TV. She also talks of her support for women and girls in HPC. Rich Finlinson, SC21 TV Producer

To Be or Not to Be—SC21 Keynote Speaker and “Father of the Internet” Unlocks the Power of HPC and Computational Humanities

In the supercomputing world, we are all familiar with the transformative impact of computational science to simulate physical and biological processes that help us address various phenomena. But the use of the massive compute power of high performance computing (HPC) goes beyond science, paving the way for discoveries across other disciplines. Vint Cerf, one of

Five Teams Ready to Race the IndySCC

Expect the unexpected as IndySCC kicks off at SC21. It’s a new virtual education-focused student cluster competition led by IndySCC Co-Chairs Aroua Gharbi and Darshan Sarojini. Meet the five teams from around the world that have been selected to participate. They will benefit from professional insight that will enable them to compete continuously over a

Meet the SC21 SCalers

The Student Committee Apprenticeship and Leadership Experience (SCALE) program is proud to present the selected SC21 SCalers. The SCALE program has enabled the students to work with SC committee members since March. They have been introduced within committees that reflect their study focus or personal ambitions. Their input and participation have been greatly appreciated. Grasp

Call for Nominations for SC Steering Committee Members

The SC Steering Committee Is Seeking Future Leaders for the SC Conference Series Nominations for two positions on the SC Steering Committee are now open and will close on September 15, 2021. To nominate someone, send an email giving the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how the candidate meets the following criteria, and a

SC21 Enhances Safety Measures with New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for In-Person Attendees

SC21 is just two months away, and I look forward to celebrating the many ways HPC is being used to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, unlock new discoveries and frontiers as we explore “Science & Beyond.” Whether you’re traveling to St. Louis to attend in person, or joining the conference remotely, I know it will

Students@SC Inaugurate New Data Science Competition at SC21

The August 31 deadline for student applications for the new Data Science Competition is just days away. Student@SC Chair Jay Lofstead, of Sandia National Laboratories, and Data Science Competition Chair Kristen Brown, of Intuitive Surgical, discuss the South African origin of the program, why it benefits undergraduate and first year graduate students, and how to

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