Exascale Computing Project's Broadening Participation Initiative

Suzanne Parete-Koon, Mary Ann Leung, Sreeranjani Ramprakash, and Lois Curfman McInnes

Volume 14, Issue 1 (July 2023), pp. 53–54


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  author={Suzanne Parete-Koon and Mary Ann Leung and Sreeranjani Ramprakash and Lois Curfman McInnes},
  title={Exascale Computing Project's Broadening Participation Initiative},
  journal={The Journal of Computational Science Education},
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This article gives an overview of ECP's Broadening Participation Initiative (https://www.exascaleproject.org/hpc-workforce/), which has the mission of establishing a sustainable plan to recruit and retain a diverse workforce in the DOE high-performance computing community by fostering a supportive and inclusive culture within the computing sciences at DOE national laboratories. We will describe key activities within three complementary thrusts: establishing an HPC Workforce Development and Retention Action Group, creating accessible 'Intro to HPC' training materials, and launching the Sustainable Research Pathways for High-Performance Computing (SRP-HPC) workforce development program. We are leveraging ECP's unique multilab partnership to work toward sustainable collaboration across the DOE community, with the long-term goal of changing the culture and demographic profile of DOE computing sciences.