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network and backbone of information and commu-
nication, is seeking qualified female U.S. candidates
in their early to mid-career to join the SCinet volun-
teer workforce for SC16. Selected candidates will
receive full travel support and mentoring by well-
known engineering experts in the research and edu-
cation community.
SCinet provides an ideal “apprenticeship” opportu-
nity for engineers and technologists looking for di-
rect access to the most cutting-edge network hard-
ware and software, while working side by side with
the world’s leading network and software engineers,
and the top network technology vendors.
There are more than 15 teams that comprise SCinet,
all focused on specific areas of expertise involved in
setting up and operating a research network. Select-
ed candidates will be matched with a mentor in one
of these areas based on interest and background.
Learning and training opportunities include (but are
not limited to):
• Operating and maintaining traditional “IT” servic-
es for SCinet;
• Installing fiber optic network connections;
• Installing and configuring wireless access points;
• Installing and configuring wired network devices
for conference meeting rooms;
• Managing internet routing protocols;
• Configuring wide-area network connections to na-
tional telecom providers;
• Supporting conference attendees, high-perfor-
mance computing (HPC) and high-performing net-
work demonstrations;
• Participating in cybersecurity activities focused on
prevention, detection, and countermeasures to pro-
tect the resources of the conference.
SC is an annual conference co-sponsored by the
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE) Computer Society. The conference focuses
on the science and application of HPC and commu-
nication technologies. Since 1988, volunteers fund-
ed from academic, government and corporate orga-
nizations in the HPC industry have worked together
to produce the SC Conference series.
The conference attracts more than 10,000 technical
program attendees, exhibitors and exhibit visitors.
SC has been the breeding ground for the technolo-
gies that now underpin services ranging from cloud
computing, high-speed Internet services, and cur-
rent ubiquitous computing architectures.
Attendees are primarily computer engineers, com-
puter scientists, computational scientists and man-
agers/executives of computing facilities who use
high-speed and high-performance computers for re-
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