Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC)


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Working towards equal representation in HPC

Women in High Performance ComputingIn July 2015, Compute Canada became the first international chapter of the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC), an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting female leaders in advanced research computing.

The Women in HPC network was created with the vision to encourage women to participate in the high performance computing community by providing fellowship, education, and support to women and the organizations that employ them. Through collaboration and networking, WHPC strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improving the visibility of inspirational role models.

Compute Canada’s chapter aims to bring the high performance computing community together, through research to raise awareness, support organizations and women, and provide opportunities for women to network, learn, and build their careers.

WHPC is based on four key pillars

  1. Research: Raise awareness of women in HPC through research
  2. Visibility: Increase the visibility of women in HPC through communications
  3. Networking: Raise the profile of women in HPC through networking
  4. Inspiration: Provide women in HPC with tools and support

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