WINS Receives Honors in 2019 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

WINS Receives Honors in 2019 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

For Immediate Release

DENVER, Co. (Nov. 18, 2019) — The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website,

WINS was recognized with the following honor:

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. The awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage and data analysis.

“Every year it is our pleasure to connect with and honor the HPC community through our Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, and 2019 marked an exceptional showing of industry innovation,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. “Between our worldwide readership of HPC experts and an unparalleled panel of editors, the Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards represent resounding recognition throughout the industry. Our congratulations goes out to all of the winners.”

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in workforce diversity,” said Marla Meehl, principal investigator for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. “This award showcases WINS’s strong commitment and success addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in information technology through its hands-on experiences for mid-career women from diverse regions of the U.S. Since WINS began in 2015, we have seen an increase in the SCinet male-to-female ratio increase from 13% to 26%. Many of the initial participants now hold leadership roles within SCinet, considered the fastest network in the world. We want to thank the NSF and DOE for supporting the WINS program, which gives participants one of the best hands-on experiences in building during the duration of the conference. The recognition is really the result of the tremendous success of the participants in their roles.”

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website ( or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards. 

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About WINS

Initiated in 2015, WINS is a joint effort between the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). WINS is funded through a National Science Foundation grant and  ESnet. * NSF 2016 grant #ACI-1640987 and ** NSF 2015 grant #ACI-144064

The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network. The nonprofit membership organization is comprised of education, health care, economic development, libraries, public media, government and other nonprofit organizations devoted to fostering collaboration through technology. Established in 2010, through a $99.6 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, KINBER provides network connectivity and services to more than 130 organizations in Pennsylvania. KINBER is committed to delivering equitable, reliable and affordable digital infrastructure and tools to inspire tomorrow’s scientific discoveries, enable the exchange of ideas and culture among diverse populations, educate the next generation of citizens, and revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy. For more information, visit or follow @KINBER on Twitter.

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