SIGHPC - Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing


The scope of SIGHPC specialty is high performance computing (HPC) in the broadest sense of the term spanning the full range of high-performance technologies, systems, and applications. It embraces not only people who study, develop, teach, or support HPC, but also those engaged in applying HPC across a broad spectrum of scientific, engineering, and business domains.

SIGHPC benefits for FY 2021:

Member Benefits provided to SIGHPC Members:

  • Subscription to SIGHPC newsletter, published three times per year (online)
  • Reduced registration at conferences and workshops sponsored by SIGHPC
  • Reduced registration at conferences and workshops in cooperation with SIGHPC
  • Access to the following content in the ACM Digital Library:
  • Proceedings of conferences sponsored by SIGHPC
  • SIGHPC Newsletter
  • Proceedings of conferences and workshops in cooperation with SIGHPC
  • Special announcements and communications via SIGHPC-MEMBERS mail list
  • Eligibility for SIGHPC travel awards to HPC conferences (restrictions apply)
  • Voting rights in SIGHPC elections
  • Online interaction with the HPC community, through SIGHPC's social media venues (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Community Benefits provided by SIGHPC:

  • Creates a virtual community joining individuals who study, develop, teach, or support high-performance systems with those who are engaged in applying HPC across a broad spectrum of domains
  • Has four virtual chapters (Education, Big Data, System Professionals, and Resource Constrained Environments)
  • Co-sponsorship of the leading conference in the field (with IEEE-CS) 
  • Collaborative arrangements with other major HPC-related conferences and workshops
  • Confers Best Paper, Best Student Paper, Best Research Poster, and Test of Time Awards at annual SC conference
  • Co-sponsorship of the George Michaels HPC Fellowships (with IEEE-CS and SIGARCH)
  • Administers the Intel/SIGHPC Fellowship program supporting graduate study fo students from underrepresented groups in computational and data science (39 receipients supported from the 2016-17 schol year through Fall 2019 
  • Promotes the inclusion of students, early career professionals, and underrepresented groups at HPC conferences
  • Founded and runs the Computing4Change program, an experience that introduces interdisciplinary undergraduates the ways in which computing can be used as a tool to understand and have impact on social issues
  • Provides access to proceedings of all conferences and workshops held in collaboration with SIGHPC
  • Support for ACM-W scholarship recipients attending SC conference
  • Confers the annual SIGHPC Outstanding Disseration Award
  • Confers bi-annual SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award