SC17 Denver, CO

HPC Education: Meeting of the SIGHPC Education Chapter

Authors: Dr. Richard Coffey (Argonne National Laboratory)

Abstract: This BoF will explore the SC17 #hpcconnects themes and bring together practitioners from traditional and emerging fields to explore educational needs in HPC. Current officers will also review past and present activities of the chapter.

Long Description: This BoF would like to explore the theme of SC17 #hpcconnects with the audience in hopes of setting up a survey in the following year to attempt to quantify the reach of HPC Education into new fields. As HPC grows into new fields we will need to understand the education needs and skills gap of these new members of the community. The goals of the SIGHPC Education chapter are to: 1) Promote an increased knowledge of, and broader interest in, the educational and scientific aspects of HPC and their applications. 2) Provide a means of communication among individuals having an interest in education and career building activities relating to HPC. 3) Promote and collate education activities and programs through formal and informal education resources. 4) Provide guidance to the community on the competencies required for effective application of computational modeling, simulation, data analysis, and visualization techniques. 5) Provide information on quality educational programs and materials as well as facilitating experiential learning access to existing HPC resources. Since the SIGHPC Education chapter is primarily virtual, we also anticipate participants will benefit from the opportunity for face-to-face interaction.

Conference Presentation: pdf

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