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November 17, 2011: New ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing

Today's Topic: New ACM Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) is the first international group within a major professional society that is devoted exclusively to the needs of students, faculty, and practitioners in high performance computing. SIGHPC's mission is to help spread the use of HPC, raise the standards of the profession, and ensure a rich and rewarding career for people involved in the field.

"Part of the excitement of high-performance computing as a career is that it is very multi-disciplinary in nature," said Cherri Pancake, professor at Oregon State University and the first Chair of SIGHPC. "HPC brings together computational techniques, algorithms, system software, computer architecture, parallel programming, and system administration." SIGHPC members will receive discounted member rates at sponsored and cooperating conferences as well as access to SIGHPC material in the ACM Digital Library.

The new group debuted this week at SC11, the international supercomputing conference.