Agenda - 2004

FIRST ANNUAL HPC USER CONFERENCE JULY 13, 2004 CAPITAL HILTON HOTEL 1001 16TH STREET, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 High Performance Computing: Supercharging U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Co-Sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness DARPA, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and Office of Science


Tuesday, July 13, 2004
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness (confirmed) Dr. David E. Shaw, Chairman, D.E. Shaw & Co., Inc., and Co-Chair, Council on Competitiveness HPC Advisory Committee (confirmed) Dr. Anthony Tether, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (confirmed) Morning Keynote Address Competing through Computing Power: Leveraging HPC for Global Economic Leadership Dr. Paul Horn, Senior Vice President for Research, IBM (confirmed) Note that time is allocated within following sessions for questions and answers
9:15 a.m. Panel 1: HPC: Key to Solving Industry's Intractable Problems Industry panelists will discuss cutting edge business challenges that require more advanced compute capabilities, and the impact on competitiveness if these challenges can be successfully addressed. Moderator: Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (confirmed) Panelists: Doug Ball, Manager of the Enabling Technology & Research, The Boeing Company (confirmed) Thomas J. Lange, Associate Director, Corporate Engineering, Head of CAE, The Procter & Gamble Company (confirmed) Ed Leonard, Chief Technology Officer, DreamWorks SKG (confirmed) Saadat Syed, Senior Fellow, Pratt & Whitney (confirmed)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. HPC User Trends: Results of the First National High Performance Computing Users Survey Survey results will be released, revealing trends in why companies acquire HPC, how they are using HPC, the impact on their competitiveness, and industry’s outlook for future use. Dr. Earl Joseph, Research Vice President, High-Performance Systems Program, International Data Corporation (confirmed)
12:00 p.m. Dr. Everet H. Beckner, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (confirmed)
12:15 p.m. Luncheon Address: Global Challenges: HPC Solutions Why leadership in HPC is important to achieving both U.S. national security and economic competitiveness goals. John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to the President and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (confirmed)
2:00 p.m. Panel 2: Barriers to Industry HPC Usage Industry and University panelists will discuss barriers that companies face in applying HPC to solve industry challenges and ways they are successfully addressing them, if in fact they are. Moderator: Dr. David B. Nelson, Director, White House National Coordination Office (NCO) for Information Technology Research and Development (IT R&D)(confirmed) Panelists: Dr. Stan Ahalt, Executive Director, Ohio Supercomputer Center (confirmed) Jeffrey Birnbaum, Managing Director, Global Head of Enterprise Computing, Morgan Stanley (confirmed) Dr. John O. Hallquist, Founder and President, Livermore Software Technology Corporation (confirmed) Daniel Wolgemuth, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, HNTB LTD. (confirmed)
3:30 p.m. Next Steps/Comments from Attendees Dr. Karen A. Holbrook, President, The Ohio State University, Co-Chair, Council on Competitiveness HPC Advisory Committee (confirmed)
4:00 p.m. Adjourn