This award funds the travel of 15 US student to travel to the 21st ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC 2012). HPDC 2012 is to be held, along with nine workshops, at the campus of the Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands on June 18 through June 22, 2012. HPDC is the premier forum for presenting the latest research findings on the design and use of parallel and distributed systems for high end computing, collaboration, data analysis, and other innovative applications.
HPDC 2012 will build on the success of its predecessors, which date back to 1992, and which have typically drawn 150-250 participants from among the academic research, national lab, standards, vendor, and user communities in the field of high performance distributed computing. HPDC seeks to increase student participation in the symposium as well as the field in general.
This award will facilitate participation of unfunded student authors, and encourage participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups, underfunded institutions, and undergraduates.
The goals of this project were to provide students from US universities with a travel grant to attend the 21st International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing, held in Delft, the Netherlands. We sought to increase student participation in the symposium and the field. The funding supported the travel of eligible US students to the symposium. Recipients were able to attend the main conference and workshops as well as participate in a birds-of-feather session to discuss their experiences. Travel grants were meant to encourage the research interests and increase the involvement of students in the field who are not well funded and those who are just beginning their participation in the field or are interested in entering it. This project allowed 10 students from US based universities to attend HPDC, the premier forum for presenting the latest research findings on the design and use of parallel and distributed systems for high end computing, collaboration, data analysis, and other innovative applications. The core of HPDC is a highly competitive single track conference that publishes new academic and scholarly research emphasizing empirical and reproducible results as well as investigative expositions of successful and innovative application and deployment efforts. The travel grants provided students the chance to gain exposure to the field, interact with other experts in the area, and present their work to the broader community.