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 2023

Member Benefits:

  • Registration Discounts for all conferences/workshops/symposia that are in-cooperation, co-sponsored, or sponsored by 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
  • Subscription to SIGHPC newsletter, published three times per year (online)
  • Special announcements and communications via SIGHPC-MEMBERS mail list
  • Eligibility for SIGHPC travel awards to HPC conferences
  • Voting rights in SIGHPC elections

Community Benefits:

  • 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
  • Open access to the past year's conference content through ACM OpenTOC for SC, PASC, and other events.
  • Pioneered virtual chapters at ACM, organized by special interest rather than geographic region
  • Co-sponsorship of four leading conferences in the field
  • Annual SIGHPC Outstanding Dissertation Award 
  • Bi-annual SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award 
  • Co-sponsorship of the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships    
  • Funds and administers Fellowship program supporting graduate study for students from underrepresented groups in computational and data science ($2M in fellowships funded since 2016)   
  • Promotes the inclusion of students, early career professionals, and underrepresented groups at HPC conferences
  • Support for ACM-W scholarship recipients attending SC conference, including mentorship and complimentary registration
  • Sponsors travel grants for students to most of its sponsored conferences
  • Social networking community through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter