|Founded||November 1, 2011|
|Focus||High Performance Computing|
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. The organization co-sponsors international conferences related to high performance and scientific computing, including: SC, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis; the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) Conference; and PPoPP, the Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming.
During its formation, the SIG was led by a set of volunteer officers:
|Vice Chair||Jeffery K. Hollingsworth|
These officers were replaced by the first elected slate of officers in July 2013, with subsequent elections scheduled every three years.
|Jeffery K. Hollingsworth||2016-2019|
|Vice Chair||Jeff Hollingsworth||2013-2016|
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:
In addition, ACM SIGHPC supports the following conferences with in-cooperation status:
SIGHPC offers a variety of travel grants to support student participation in its conferences, including a program in partnership with ACM-W that focuses specifically on participation by women. SIGHPC also sponsors an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, given each year for the best doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing. This award is open to students studying anywhere in the world who have completed a PhD dissertation with HPC as a central research theme.
The SIG also sponsors the Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award. This award is offered once every two years and recognizes a woman in high performance 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.
In 2015 SIGHPC partnered with Intel on a five year program to encourage participation by students from underrepresented groups in high performance computing, and data and computational science. The ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships are part of a 5-year program to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science. Specifically targeted at women or students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field, the program is open to students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world. As of the announcement of the 2018 class, the fellowship is supporting a total of 33 students.
Chapters are sub-organizations within ACM SIGs that may be organized by a geographic region or by a technical topic area. Chapter activities vary, but may include physical meetings, webinars, and workshops. SIGHPC currently supports the following chapters: