Dear TCPP members,

Here is the May 2022 newsletter.

Contents of the newsletter:

  • TCPP news from the chair Anne Benoit
  • Recent Awards
  • Upcoming Important Dates
  • Misc

# TCPP news from the chair Anne Benoit

Thank you so much for trusting me with another term as TCPP chair and offering me your support.
Unfortunately, the TCPP reception usually held at IPDPS cannot happen once more with the conference being virtual, but I would like to share a few TCPP news with you.

  • We are welcoming two new conferences that are TCPP-sponsored starting in 2022; please consider participating to these conferences:
    •  SBAC-PAD, the International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing, that was already sponsored by TCCA
    • ISPDC, the International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • IPDPS is happening very soon, I hope you can register (if not done yet) to participate in this virtual program (see, only $100 for members, $120 for non-members). Note that the TCPP outstanding service and contributions award will be announced at the conference.
  • Guillaume Pallez has done a wonderful job reviving TCPP newsletters, thanks so much to him for his work! We are looking for a volunteer to edit future newsletter, please reach out to us if you are interested by this role.

# Recent Awards

[Turing Award] Jack Dongarra (UTK, US) was the recipient of the ACM Turing Award! An impressive feat which will reflect greatly on our field.

[Early Career] Bing Xie (ORNL, US), Yang You (NUS, Singapore), Amelie Chi Zhou (SU, China) received the 2021 IEEE TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing.

[Charles Babbage Award] DK Panda (OSU, US) received the IEEE CS Babbage award, do not miss his talk at IPDPS’22 at the end of the month!


# Upcoming Important Dates

Please recall the dates of the upcoming TCPP conferences:

and the upcoming submission deadlines

# Misc

How well are the people around you doing? Many pre-pandemic studies described how PhD researchers and generally people in the lab were suffering from anxiety and depression [1]. As some people noted, the pandemic can be seen as a one time chance to start over and prepare for a better. In a recent work [2], Duffy, Tronson and Eisenberg proposed several ways on how to reconnect and rebuild better foundations, which goes from creating lab guidelines that includes boundaries, to developing strong mentoring relationships. To quote their work: “Success in science does not require sacrificing one’s mental health but, rather, is supported by strong mental health.”


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have remarks or suggestions about TCPP, this newsletter, or if you have recently organized a TCPP conference and would like to appear in this newsletter and on the TCPP website.
Feel free to encourage colleagues to become TCPP members for free:

Guillaume Pallez
TCPP web coordinator