The Australasian Chapter of the global organisation Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) aims to better support diversity within and across the Australian and New Zealand HPC and eResearch sectors.
The initiative, a collaboration between Monash University, Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO), NCI Australia, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and New Zealand eScience Infrastructure, was launched in 2020 at the eResearch Australasia (eResAU) Conference.
“Since its establishment, AeRO has been delighted to support the Australasian Chapter of Women in HPC and the growing community it represents,” says Loretta Davis, AeRO Executive Officer. “It’s important to note that the group is inclusive of diversity beyond gender and we encourage all allies to be part of this exciting community.”
Goals of the Australasian Chapter include:
- identifying opportunities and future activities to improve diversity, inclusion, balance and belonging in HPC and eResearch
- increasing the engagement of women in HPC
- increasing the number of women in HPC
- fostering collaboration and connections amongst existing diversity and inclusion initiatives
In May 2021, the WHPCAusNZ community came together to produce a list of concrete actions that HPC, eResearch and Big Data facilities and events can take to improve their diversity and inclusion practices. Read and Share the Concrete Steps for Supporting a Diverse HPC and eResearch Workforce.
Connect with the WHPCAusNZ community!
- Click here to subscribe to the WHPCAusNZ newsletter
- Click here to join the WHPCAusNZ Slack channel. Invite others to join as well!
- Follow @WHPCAusNZ on Twitter and/or @whpc-australasia on LinkedIn and use #WHPCAusNZ in any posts
- Join our fortnightly Zoom catchups to connect and chat with other Chapter members. Click here to register
- Have questions or want more information about our Chapter? Email WHPC@aero.edu.au
The WHPC AusNZ Organising Committee comprises the following member organisation representatives and aims to meet monthly: