SC is the International Conference for
 High Performnance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

Developing Support, Engineering and Research Staff

SESSION: Developing Support, Engineering and Research Staff

EVENT TYPE: Special Topic: Workforce Development, Communities

TIME: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: James A. Lupo

Panelists:James A. Lupo, Thomas L. Sterling, Edward Seidel, Daniel S. Katz, Laurie Rea

ROOM:293-294

ABSTRACT:
The issues surrounding HPC work-force development are many fold, which makes them appropriate for a panel discussion approach. Specific issues will include development of future researchers and experienced support staff, including resource access, position instability, salary, and required educational and professional experiences. HR issues range from retention problems due to soft monies to quality of life enticements. HPC staffing requires a reliable pipe-line of candidate personnel with appropriate combinations of general and specialized knowledge relating to multiple machine architectures, operating systems, and methods. Education requirements include appropriate numerical methods, machine properties, and general principles of computational thinking. The panel members will include representatives from organizations supporting HPC, including funding/oversight (Ed Seidel), curriculum development (Thomas Sterling), research enablement (Daniel S. Katz), management (Jim Lupo, HPC@LSU User Services Manager) and human resources (Laurie Rea, LSU).

Moderator/Panelist Details:

James A. Lupo (Chair) - Louisiana State University

James A. Lupo (Moderator) - Louisiana State University

Thomas L. Sterling - Louisiana State University

Edward Seidel - National Science Foundation

Daniel S. Katz - University of Chicago

Laurie Rea - Louisiana State University

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