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Registration Opens on March 15th for RMACC’s Free High Performance Computing Symposium   


BOULDER, CO – Registration for the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) 11th annual High Performance Computing Symposium – offered free of charge – opens Monday, March 15.

     The on-line multi-track event, set for May 19th and 20th, will be free thanks to major sponsorship support from Intel and Dell with additional support from ARM.

       Women in HPC will have a prominent role in this year’s event with Keynote talks by Duke’s Dr. Amanda Randles, a leading expert in the use of high-performance computing in biomedical engineering; and by Oklahoma’s Dr. Amy McGovern, who leads the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography.  The RMACC also has started a “Women in HPC” Chapter – open to all – and will offer sessions on opportunities for women in the HPC field.

     The full slate of diverse tutorials and panel discussions also includes sessions on green practices in HPC; HPC for Scientific Visualization; Machine Learning; and GPU.   Students will be have the opportunity to showcase their research through a Poster Competition with winners awarded an all-expenses paid trip to SC21 in St. Louis, MO.   

      Links to registration, the program schedule, and how to enter the poster competition can be found at www.rmacc.org/hpcsymposium.

      Dr. Randles, Duke University assistant professor of biomedical and computer sciences and a leading expert in high-performance computing and biomedical engineering, will give the opening Keynote on May 19.  She will speak on “The role of massively parallel computing in personalized blood flow modeling,”

          Dr. McGovern, the Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor in the School of Computer Science and School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, will give the May 20th Keynote:  “How HPC enables us to build trustworthy AI for high-impact weather.“ 

      Their appearances – along with the many diverse tutorial sessions – continues the RMACC’s annual tradition of showcasing cutting-edge HPC achievements in both industry and education. 

     The largest consortium of its kind, the RMACC is a collaboration among 31 academic and government research institutions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The consortium’s mission is to facilitate widespread effective use of high performance computing throughout the intermountain region.   More about the RMACC and its mission can be found at: www.rmacc.org.