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Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (ACM SIGHPC)
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Founded November 1, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-11-01)
Focus High Performance Computing
Area served

ACM SIGHPC is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, an international community of students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners working on research and in professional practice related to supercomputing, high-end computers, and cluster computing.[1] The organization co-sponsors international conferences related to high-performance and scientific computing, including the SC Conference (formerly ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference).


ACM SIGHPC was founded on November 1, 2011 with the support of ACM SIGARCH.[2][3][4] The first chair was Cherri Pancake, who was also the 1999 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference chair.

During its formation, the SIG was led by a set of volunteer officers:[5]

Office Officer
Chair Cherri Pancake
Vice Chair Jeffery K. Hollingsworth
Treasurer Becky Verastegui

These officers were replaced by the first elected slate of officers in July 2013, with subsequent elections scheduled every three years.

Office Officer Term
Chair Cherri Pancake 2013-2016[6]
Jeffery K. Hollingsworth 2016-2019[7]
Vice Chair Jeff Hollingsworth 2013-2016[6]
John West 2016-2019[7]
Treasurer Becky Verastegui 2013-2016[6]
Rajeev Thakur 2016-2019[7]
Member-at-large Torsten Hoefler 2013-2016[6]
Rajeev Thakur 2013-2016[6]
Torsten Hoefler 2016-2019[7]
Michela Taufer 2016-2019[7]

In addition to elected officers, the SIG is supported by a variety of appointed volunteer leaders who are responsible for membership coordination, creating the newsletter, and other duties needed to operated the SIG; the roles vary as the needs of the SIG change over time. These volunteer leaders are appointed by the SIG chair.


ACM SIGHPC co-sponsors the following international conferences related to high performance computing:

  • The SC Conference, the International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.[8]
  • Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing[9]

In addition, ACM SIGHPC supports the following conferences:


ACM SIGHPC sponsors the Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award. The award is offered once every two years to recognize a woman in high-performance computing and technical computing during the important middle years of their career for their work in research, education, and/or practice over the five to fifteen years after completing her last academic degree.[14][15]

ACM SIGHPC partners with Intel to offer Computational and Data Science Fellowships to encourage students from underrepresented groups in high-performance computing, and data and computational science.[16][17]

See also


  1. ^ "About SIGHPC". ACM SIGHPC. Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ West, John E. "Making High Performance Computing Special -- the ACM Way". HPC Wire. Tabor Communications. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "SIGARCH Annual Report 2011-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ SIGHPC, ACM (12 October 2011). "We're all excited the SIGHPC will be official as of November 1. There will be a special membership discount to...". @SIGHPC. 
  5. ^ "Connect, June 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Connect, Oct 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Connect, Oct 2016". Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ Genest, Blaise. "Conference Ranking (was". CRANS. Cachan Réseau @ Normale Sup (CRANS). Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ "The PASC17 Conference". PASC Conference. Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing. Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium". IPDPS. International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ "International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers ROSS 2017". MCS Division. Argonne National Laboratory. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing". IEEE Cluster Conference Series. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "EuroMPI/USA". EuroMPI/USA 2017. Argonne National Laboratory. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ "SIGHPC - High Performance Computing SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing". SIG Awards. Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "Announcing the Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award". Inside HPC. insideHPC Media. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships". Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "$15,000/yr ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships". Center for Simulation & Modeling. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2017. 

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