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Stevens, Rivera To Keynote RMACC’s 8th annual High Performance Computing Symposium, Aug. 7-9           

 

     BOULDER, CO – Dr. Rick Stevens, a leader of the Argonne National Laboratory’s Exascale Computing Project, and Lorna Rivera, one of the nation’s rising young voices on diversity in the high performance computing field, will serve as keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) 8th annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium, Aug. 7-9 at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

     The event is open to the public and will be held at the Wolf Law Building on CU-Boulder’s main campus.

     Dr. Stevens, who has been at Argonne since 1982, is Associate Laboratory Director and Leader of the Petascale Computing Initiative.  His opening keynote will focus on the Exascale Computing Project, aimed at greatly expanding Supercomputing’s computational science and data analytic application powers.

     Rivera, Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), will deliver her keynote on the topic “Diversifying the HPC Community.”  Because her work brings together scientific content, teaching, and equity, Rivera has been a leading presenter on Diversity panels and workshops across the nation. 

    Recognized as one of the top regional events on high performance computing, the HPC Symposium brings together faculty, researchers, industry leaders and students from throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.  In addition to the keynotes and presentations from industry and educational leaders, the symposium features a wide array of panel discussions and tutorial sessions. 

     Several sessions are designed specifically for students and other newcomers to high performance computing, providing the opportunity to learn about careers in the field.

    Registration (which includes parking) is $175 for all sessions, materials and meals.  Support from industry sponsors reduces registration fees for all students (graduate and undergraduate) to just $35.  Postdocs can register for $95, and a special “tutorials only” fee is $110.  All registrations include a Reception sponsored by HPE.

     The RMACC also sponsors a poster competition for students to showcase their research.  The winners receive all-expenses paid trips to the national Super Computing conference – SC18 – in Dallas, TX, in November.

To learn more about the HPC Symposium, how to enter the poster competition, or to register, visit the website at www.rmacc.org/hpcsymposium.