Broader Engagement

Goals of the Program

The goal of the Broader Engagement (BE) Program is to increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in high performance computing (HPC). The program offers special activities to introduce, engage and support a diverse community in the conference and in HPC. Competitive grants will be available to support travel to and participation in the SC’12 technical program. Consideration will be given to applicants from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in HPC, such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other underrepresented groups around the world, including women and people with disabilities. We encourage applications from people in all computing-related disciplines—from research, education and industry.

Mentoring Program Links Conference Veterans, Newcomers

Initiated and organized by BE, the Mentor-Protégé program supports the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting the newcomers at the SC conference with experienced conference attendees. The mentors share their experiences from previous SC conferences and their expertise in High Performance Computing (HPC) discipline with the protégés who are participants of the communities programs (HPC Educators, Student Volunteers, BE, and Student Cluster Challenge participants).

Program Materials

Some of the presenters in the SC12 BE Program (listed below) have made their slides available. They are: 

John Towns-XSEDE: a range of opportunities for students

Chris Johnson-Visual Computing

Karl Freund-Redefining Datacenter Efficiency An Overview of Calxeda’s architecture and early performance measurements

Tony Hey-The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

Mary Hall-Programming Exascale Supercomputers

Tim Mattson-OpenMP: The "Easy" Path to Shared Memory Computing

John Levesque-An Effective Standard for Developing Performance Portable Applications for Future Hybrid Systems