Diversity Award for Women in High Performance Computing

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Diversity award for Women in High Performance Computing

The Women in High Performance Computing Network (WHPC) at the University of Edinburgh has won an international award for highlighting issues of diversity in the field of High Performance Computing.

The network won the HPCwire Readers' Choice for Workforce Diversity Leadership. HPCwire is a global publication and online news site focusing on high-performance and data intensive computing.

The award was presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Austin, Texas.

Women in HPC is funded by Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Equality and Diversity is a top priority for EPSRC and we are committed to supporting engagement of under-represented groups within HPC and across all the areas of science research that we support, said Dr Alison Wall, Associate Director and Equality and Diversity lead at EPSRC. We are delighted that the Women in HPC network at the University of Edinburgh has received this award via our ARCHER outreach programme.

We are very honoured to receive this recognition from our peers within the HPC community and the editors of HPCwire, said Alison Kennedy, Executive Director EPCC, University of Edinburgh. We started this organisation to bring awareness to the lack of diversity in the technical fields in the UK. We are thrilled that we are receiving international recognition for our efforts.

Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications and publisher of HPCwire, believes that HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community. These awards are ultimately given to the organisations that are making the greatest impact in advancing technology and humanity itself through high performance computing.

The HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards send a strong message of support and appreciation from those in the global HPC community. We are proud to be able to recognise these efforts each year and our congratulations go out to all the winners, said Tom.

About Women in HPC

The WHPC network was created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organisations that employ them. Through collaboration and networking, WHPC network strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models. For more information visit the WHPC website.

About HPCwire

HPCwire is the number one news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. With a legacy dating back to 1986, HPCwire has enjoyed a legacy of world-class editorial and journalism, making it the news source of choice selected by science, technology, and business professionals interested in high performance and data-intensive computing. For more information visit the HPCwire website.