Wednesday, July 2015 took place the birds-of-a-feather of hpc-hpc titled “Motivating the Young into the HPC World: High-Performance Communications for High-Performance Computing” at ISC15 in Frankfurt.
As the title says, this BoF focused on how to motivate and educate young people in high performance computing. New/Young generation represents the future practitioners and developers of high performance computing technology and therefore it is important they gain an interests and understanding of the crucial importance of their roles in our society. Current HPC scientists and users play a crucial role in equipping young people with comprehensive knowledge of the field.
The goal of this proposed ISC BoF session was to highlight the importance and necessities of motivating, engaging and educating young people in the field of HPC, and demonstrating current outreach approaches.
We tried to reach this goal with three case studies demonstrating strategies for engaging and educating young people. The first case study explained the organization of the Asia Supercomputer Community (with ASC student supercomputer challenge, HPC user forum, and HPC connection workshop), and the second presented a “behind the scenes” look at the PRACE “Dare to think the impossible” campaign. The third case study showed the Tiny Titan Project, a great example on how to motivate, engage and educate the Young into the HPC world.
Here some pictures of the event. The slides of the three presentations will follow.