Women In HPC wins 3 HPCwire awards

14 November 2016

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah.

WHPC was voted top in the following categories:

  • Readers’ Choice: Workforce Diversity Leadership Award
  • Editors’ Choice: Workforce Diversity Leadership Award
  • Readers’ Choice: Outstanding Leadership in HPC, for Toni Collis, Director of WHPC

The annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. This is the second year that WHPC has received the Reader’s Choice Workforce Diversity Leadership Award.

“Receiving recognition from HPCwire’s readers is wonderful as it highlights the impact we are having and the international recognition for our efforts,” Toni Collis, Director and co-Founder of WHPC, and Applications Consultant in HPC research at EPCC

WHPC is supported by EPCC and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the ARCHER Outreach programme.

"EPCC has been fully committed to diversity throughout its 26-year history. The EPSRC grant associated with the ARCHER service has allowed us to take leadership in the diversity in HPC activity on a worldwide scale. I am delighted that this has been recognised in these HPCWire awards to the successful Women in HPC initiative and to Toni who has led this with such commitment." Dr Alan D Simpson, EPCC Technical Director and ARCHER CSE Service Director

 

 "The WHPC initiative demonstrates the continuing importance of supporting and recognising under-represented groups in science and engineering. This success will raise awareness and visibility of WHPC activities across the sector and provide inspiration to current and future generations. Equality and diversity is a key priority for EPSRC and we are delighted that WHPC has been recognized in the HPCWire Awards for a second year. " Dr Susan Morrell, EPSRC Head of Research Infrastructure

About WHPC

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) was created with the vision to address the under-representation of women in HPC by encouraging women to participate in the HPC community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations that employ them. Through collaboration and networking, WHPC 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.

WHPC is supported by EPCC and through the ARCHER Outreach EPSRC research grant EP/N006321/1. For more information see www.womeninhpc.org.

About the HPCwire awards

These annual awards constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. More information can be found at the HPCwire website or on Twitter through the hashtag #HPCwireAwards.

 

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