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Super Leaders: Supercomputing Leadership for the Future

Super Leaders: Supercomputing Leadership for the Future
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Author(s): Kim Grover-Haskin (University of North Texas, USA)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 27
Source title: Research and Applications in Global Supercomputing
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Richard S. Segall (Arkansas State University, USA), Jeffrey S. Cook (Independent Researcher, USA) and Qingyu Zhang (Shenzhen University, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7461-5.ch015


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Present day and projected labor demands forecast a need for minds to comprehend in algorithm in order to leverage computing developments for real world problem resolutions. This chapter focuses not so much on solutions to the preparation of the learners and the scientists, but on the future leadership that will advocate and open doors for the high performance computing community to be funded, supported, and practiced. Supercomputing's sustainable future lies in its future of leadership. Studies over the last ten years identify a shift in leadership as the Baby Boomers enter retirement. The talent pool following the Baby Boomers will shrink in numbers between 2010-2020. Women continue to be under represented in IT leadership. This chapter provides information on the talent pool for supercomputing, discusses leadership and organizational culture as influenced by gender, and explores how a mentoring community fosters leaders for the future.

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