Three Weeks Left to Apply for the SC10 George Michael Memorial
HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program

Program Honors Exceptional Ph.D Students in the Fields of HPC, Networking, Storage and
Analysis, Deadline for Submissions is May 1, 2010

New Orleans, LA – April 10, 2010 - The SC10 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Program is accepting applications until May 1, 2010. The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society and SC Conference series have established the High Performance Computing (HPC) Ph.D. Fellowship Program to help address the important issue of training the next generation of HPC scientists and engineers. Every year, fellowship recipients will each receive a stipend of at least $5,000 (U.S.) for one academic year, plus travel support to attend the SC conference.

Over the past several years, multiple reports, including the High End Computing Revitalization Task Force’s “Federal Plan for High-End Computing” and the National Research Council’s study, “Getting Up to Speed: The Future of Supercomputing,” have noted the need to have a highly trained cadre of HPC scientists and engineers.

The George Michael HPC Fellowship Program is designed to directly address this recommendation by honoring exceptional Ph.D. students throughout the world with the focus areas of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. The HPC Fellowship Program also supports our longstanding commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, members of underrepresented groups and all who contribute to diversity.

Some of the past areas of research that have generated fellowships in areas of hardware research, OS and middle ware software research, algorithmic research and research into science disciplines that exploit HPC resources. Some examples of past awards are:

• Performance Tools for HPC
• Topology-aware task mapping
• Improving Data-Access Efficiency with A Hybrid Prefetching Architecture
• Computational Approaches to Electron Transport in Irregular Graphene Nanostructures
• Next Generation DNA sequencing (DNA SUDOKU)
• Scalable Fault Tolerance in HPC Environments
• Communication-Avoiding Linear Algebra
• Accelerating Development of FPGA Designs for Algorithms in Computational Biology
As defined by the fellowship eligibility guidelines, HPC covers the areas of computational sciences, computational engineering and computer science using the most powerful computers available at a given time.

Applicants must be enrolled in full-time Ph.D. programs at accredited colleges or universities, and they should have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral programs at the time of their nominations. Students must have letters of recommendation by a full-time faculty member at a Ph.D. granting institution. Fellowship recipients will be selected based on:

• Their overall potential for research excellence
• The degree to which their technical interests align with those of the HPC community
• Their academic progress to date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head as well as a plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills
• Demonstration of their anticipated use of HPC resources

All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at the institutions where they are or will be registered.

Submissions for the 2010 HPC Fellowship are now open at: The deadline for submissions, including all supporting materials, is May 1, 2010. Note that this is earlier than in the past!

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About SC10

SC10, sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC10, please visit: