Supercomputing for Science and Competitiveness


March 17, 2011, 12:00 -1:30 PM
SVC 210/212 Capitol Visitors Center

Invitation

Summary

The U.S. needs greater supercomputing capability to tackle 21st-century national priorities in security, energy and environment. Federal agencies, in partnership with the private sector, are asking what a national effort should look like that will take the U.S. to the next level – the exascale - in its ability to address issues such as stockpile stewardship, climate modeling and prediction, understanding combustion, and developing advanced materials. Unlike in the past, “more of the same” won’t do it; there are unprecedented technical challenges in areas of power consumption, networking and reliability. Fundamental new ideas, architectures and algorithms are required. Panelists for this briefing will describe the benefits of more capable supercomputers and the tremendous technical hurdles that need to be overcome to reach the exascale.

Honorary Host

The Senate Science & Technology Caucus
Co-chairs:
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)

Opening Remarks

Welcome

Speakers

David Dean, Moderator Office of the Under Secretary for Science U.S. Department of Energy Bio │ Email

http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/3-17-11/Dean.flv

Thom Dunning University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Presentation Slides Bio │ Email

http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/3-17-11/Dunning.flv

Thomas Zacharia Oak Ridge National Laboratory Presentation Slides Bio │ Email

http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/3-17-11/Zacharia.flv

Richard Arthur GE Research Presentation Slides Bio │ Email

http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/3-17-11/Arthur.flv

Katherine Yelick Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation Slides Bio │ Email

http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/3-17-11/Yelick.flv


The views expressed by Science & the Congress briefing panelists are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the American Chemical Society, the congressional hosts, or any other cosponsors.

Related Content

  • The Opportunities and Challenges of Exascale Computing , Fall 2010, Summary Report of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
  • Exascale Workshop Panel Meeting Report , January 19-20, 2010, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, U.S. Department of Energy”
  • Exascale Computing Study: Technology Challenges in Achieving Exascale Systems , September 28, 2008, DARPA Information Processing Techniques Office