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Announcement - SC10 Ph.D. Fellowship Applications DUE

Applications for the SC10 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Program are due 1 May 2010.

The Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society and SC Conference series have established the High Performance Computing 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 (US) for one academic year, plus travel support to attend the SC conference.

This year, the conference will take place 13-19 November, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Areas of research that have generated previous fellowships included hardware, OS and middleware, algorithmic research, and research into science disciplines that exploit HPC resources. Some specific examples of past awards are:

  • Performance tools for HPC
  • Topology-aware task mapping
  • Improving data-access efficiency with a hybrid pre-fetching 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 from 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 1 May 2010. Note that this is earlier than in the past!

Questions can be sent to


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