National computing leaders to keynote High Performance Computing Symposium

By Staff

Two of the nation’s leaders in state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure research and development will be the keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s fourth annual High Performance Computing Symposium in August.

Irene M. Qualters, division director of Advanced Cyberinfrastrucre (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Rajeeb Hazra, vice president of the Intel Data Center Group and general manager for Intel’s Technical Computing Group, will speak at the Aug. 12-13 event, set for the Wolf Law Building on the main campus of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The symposium, which brings together faculty, researchers, industry leaders and students, is an outgrowth of past symposiums sponsored by the Front Range Consortium for Research Computing.  The Consortium was expanded in 2013-14 to include academic and research institutions in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana and Utah.  It is home-based at CU.

This year’s symposium will feature sessions designed specifically for students at member institutions. Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in the field of high performance computing, interview and resume skills, and learn strong presentation skills. The symposium will also feature special beginner level tutorials for students who wish to learn how to use a variety of advanced computing skills in their research. More advanced users and professionals will also have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions and exciting tutorial presentations.

To learn more about the symposium or to register, visit the symposium website at or call 303-735-3838.  More about RMACC and its member institutions is available at


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