Agenda - 2006

High Performance Computing: Moving Beyond Islands of Innovation SEPTEMBER 7, 2006 RONALD REAGAN BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER 1300 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON DC 20004 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 The following speakers are confirmed. Please check back for additions to this agenda.


7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
8:15 a.m. Welcome Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness Dr. Karen A. Holbrook, President, The Ohio State Univeristy, and Co-Chair, Council on Competitiveness HPC Advisory Committee
8:45 a.m. Keynote Address Dr. Robert Rosner, Director, Argonne National Laboratory
9:15 a.m. Panel 1: High Performance Computing – Driving Competitiveness Through Collaborative Computing Industry, university and government executives will discuss the potential for expanding HPC usage for regional economic development and indusrial competitive advantage through public-private sector collaboration. What are the strengths and weaknesses of different public-private partnership models and how we can better leverage the country's HPC assets for a national competitive lift? Moderator: Dr. Peter Freeman, Director, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation Panelists: Beverly Clayton, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Dr. Ian Foster, Director of the Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Jim Mainard, Head of Research & Development, DreamWorks Animation, SKG Dr. Terry Talley, Chief Architect, Products and Infrastructure Technology, Acxiom
10:45 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Results of New HPC User Surveys Suzy Tichenor, Vice President and Director, High Performance Computing Initiative, Council on Competitiveness
12:15 p.m. Luncheon Dr. Michael Strayer, Associate Director, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Department of Energy
1:30 p.m. Panel 2: Driving HPC Through the Supply Chain Industry executives representing both suppliers and purchasers will explore the challenges and benefits of using the supply chain to drive HPC to a broader user base, as well as the role of HPC in optimizing a company’s supply chain for added profitability and competitive gain. Moderator: Marshall Phelps, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation Panelists: Gary Abyad, President, Clopay Plastic Products Company Tom Lange, Director, Corporate R&D Modeling and Simulation, The Procter & Gamble Company Dr. Jayant S. Sabnis, Chief Engineer, Systems Analysis & Aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney Nancy Stewart, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
3:00 p.m. Next Steps/Building the Strategy Dr. David E. Shaw, Chairman, The D.E. Shaw Group and Co-Chair, Council on Competitiveness HPC Advisory Committee
3:30 p.m. Adjourn