Agenda - 2005

SECOND ANNUAL HPC USERS CONFERENCE High Performance Computing: Accelerating Innovation for Prosperity JULY 13, 2005 CAPITAL HILTON HOTEL 1001 16TH STREET, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 Co-Sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and Office of Science and the National Science Foundation


Wednesday, July 13, 2005
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness (confirmed) Dr. Karen A. Holbrook, President, The Ohio State University, and Co-Chair, Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee (confirmed)
8:30 a.m. Morning Keynote Address: A Challenge for Our Future Roger Enrico, Chairman, DreamWorks Animation SKG (confirmed) Note that time is allocated within following sessions for questions and answers
9:15 a.m. Panel 1: High Performance Computing - Driving Solutions to Grand Challenge Problems Industry panelists will discuss cutting edge "grand challenge" problems that require leaps in software development to successfully address them, and whose successful solution will have a significant impact on society and propel competitiveness and prosperity. Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (confirmed) Panelists: Guru Bhatia, General Manager and Director, Engineering Computing Information Technology Group, Intel Corporation (confirmed) Dr. Mark H. Ellisman, Professor of Neurosciences and Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Director, the Center for Research on Biological Systems, The National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) Coordinating Center, University of California, San Diego (confirmed) Dr. George Michaels, Associate Laboratory Director, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (confirmed) Dr. Michael Zyda, Director, GamePipe Laboratory, Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California (confirmed)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. HPC User Trends: Results of the Study of Independent Software Vendors Serving the HPC Market Study results will be released revealing the state of independent software vendors (ISVs) globally, which industries/companies are dependent on which ISVs, user and ISV perspectives of the strengths and weaknesses of the ISV industry, and areas where partnerships could help to advance software development. Dr. Earl Joseph, Research Vice President, High-Performance Systems Program, International Data Corporation (confirmed)
12:15 p.m. Luncheon/Keynote: Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, National Science Foundation
1:45 p.m. Panel 2: High Performance Computing: Bridging the Software Gap Industry, University and Government panelists will discuss the challenges of using/maintaining/creating application software suitable for a competitive, corporate “production” environment, and the role of universities and national laboratories to help accelerate development of new and/or updated code. The panel format will be a roundtable discussion. Moderator: Dr. Graham B. Spanier, President, The Pennsylvania State University (confirmed) Panelists: Paul Bemis, Vice President Marketing, Fluent Inc. (confirmed) Dr. William Camp, Director, Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics, Sandia National Laboratories (confirmed) Dona Crawford, Associate Director Computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (confirmed) Loren Miller, Director, IT Research Development & Engineering, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (confirmed) Dr. Donald Paul, Chief Technology Officer, Chevron Corporation (confirmed) Dr. Reza Sadeghi, Vice President, Solver Development, MSC.Software Corporation (confirmed)
3:30 p.m. Next Steps/Building the Strategy Dr. David E. Shaw, Chairman, D.E. Shaw & Co., Inc., and Co-Chair, Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Advisory Committee (confirmed)
4:00 p.m. Adjourn