2012 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting

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2012 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting

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All activities will be held at the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, May 8 — Science, Engineering, and Software Challenges

8:30 a.m.
Welcoming remarks
Merle Giles — Director, Business & Economic Development, NCSA

Streaming video is available

8:50 a.m.
High-Speed Impact — A Shared View
Panel Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Rick Arthur, GE
Paul Fussell, Boeing
Keven Hofstetter, Caterpillar
Alice Popescu-Gatlan, John Deere
Todd Simons, Rolls-Royce Corporation
Why is speed a determining/limiting factor in advanced modeling and simulation? PSP partners will give their perspective of the mandate for speed.

Streaming video is available

9:30 a.m.
Speed — Why Is iForge So Fast?
Evan Burness and Seid Koric, NCSA Private Sector Program
Benchmarking was crucial in determining how to architect a purpose-built machine for engineering codes. Why did it pay off and how can your organization benefit?

Streaming video is available

10:00 a.m.
Changing the HPC Culture at the U.S. Department of Defense
Loren Miller and Brad Comes, Department of Defense HPCMP
"Changing the Culture" of product development and manufacturing to enable wider use of supercomputing requires the efforts of and collaboration among private industry, academia, and government. We will discuss the HPCMP's efforts to create a sustainable computational ecosystem and opportunities to accelerate and enhance supercomputing's impact.
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
Why Is Multiphysics So Difficult?
Panel Moderator: Bill Dick, Executive Director, University of Illinois Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets
Michael Anderson, IllinoisRocstar
Jeff Haan, Simulia
Jonathan Freund, University of Illinois Professor of Engineering
Ahmed Taha, NCSA
The world's leading manufacturing companies have been pushing advanced single-discipline modeling for 10 years. The next challenge may be much more difficult.

Streaming video is available

11:30 a.m.
Supercomputing as a Nation-Building Culture — How Does America Stack Up?
Earl Joseph, IDC
Collaborators or competitors — where does the industrial science and engineering community fit? What science and engineering barriers exist among today‚Äôs most sophisticated users?

Streaming video is available

Noon
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Workflow and Data — Should the HPC Community Care?
Panel Moderator: Mark Schamberger, Nokia-Siemens Networks
David Jackson, Adaptive Computing
Galen Faidley, Caterpillar
Doug King, GE Global Research
Bob Fiedler, Cray Inc.
Pre- and post-processing bottlenecks abound, so is HPC still too focused on numerical analysis? What are the key issues for the supercomputing on-ramp and off-ramp?

Streaming video is available

1:45 p.m.
Is the Solver the Holy Grail?
Panel Moderator: Torsten Hoefler, NCSA
Rob Neely, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Barry Smith, Argonne National Lab
Mark Hoemmen, Sandia National Lab
Seid Koric, NCSA
Sandia's Trilinos, Livermore's Hypre, and Argonne's PETSc are examples of modern solvers, which represent a critical component of the scalability of simulation codes. Are these solvers something that should be utilized by more codes? This expert panel will explore the potential of each.

Streaming video is available

2:30 p.m.
Break
3:00 p.m.
Modern Software Code Implementation
Panel Moderator: Bill Gropp, NCSA and University of Illinois Professor of Computer Science
Andy Jones, VP of HPC Consulting, Numerical Algorithms Group
Gerry Labedz, Principal, High Performance Computing Advisors
Wen-mei Hwu, Professor, University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Luke Olson, University of Illinois Professor of Computer Science
Some would claim that code performance benefits more from modern implementation that it does from a modern solver. Is it true, and if so, how do the world's most sophisticated users of advanced modeling and simulation push performance boundaries?

Streaming video is available

4:00 p.m.
NDEMC — An American Success Story
Panel Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Alice Popescu-Gatlin, John Deere
Mohamad El-Zein, John Deere
Darin Rosenboom, Rosenboom Machine & Tool
Cynthia McIntyre, U.S. Council on Competitiveness
Three NCSA partner suppliers push the physics envelope and win. In one instance, hear how uncertainty was reduced from 20% to 10% by leveraging multiple sets of experts in the manufacturing sector's hottest public-private partnership.

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5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Public Reception
NCSA Atrium
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VIP Dinner
**By invitation only**

Wednesday, May 9 — Keynotes, Presentations, and Panels

8:15 a.m.
Tuesday Recap
Merle Giles, Director, Business & Economic Development, NCSA

Streaming video is available

8:30 a.m.
Blue Waters — Petascale Success
Bill Kramer, Deputy Project Manager, NCSA Blue Waters Project
Brett Bode, NCSA Blue Waters Project
Galen Arnold, NCSA Blue Waters Project
Greg Bauer, NCSA Blue Waters Project
Jason Alt, NCSA Blue Waters Project
Jeremy Enos, NCSA Blue Waters Project
What does this Blue Waters system really look like? What's under the hood? And what have the six initial Blue Waters science teams learned, and how does the crackerjack support team at NCSA help them achieve sustained petaflop/s?

Streaming video is available

10:00 a.m.
Blue Waters as a Data Resource
Michelle Butler, Director of Storage Systems, NCSA
NCSA will grow from hosting fewer than 10 petabytes of storage today to more than 500 petabytes in the next five years. How is the Blue Waters Project team preparing for such an extraordinary collection of information? How will its success affect the pursuit of exascale?

Streaming video is available

10:45 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m.
Lessons in Fostering Manufacturing Innovation from the White House
Sridhar Kota, Former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, OSTP
Advanced manufacturing was a new initiative in the Obama administration. What lessons have been learned and what is there yet to do?

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Noon
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Keynote: The Scaling Challenges of Integrating HPC Computing/Storage Systems — Beyond Blue Waters
Barry Bolding, Cray Inc.
Addressing today's demanding requirements for integrated HPC systems is a daunting task. The real-world challenges now extend well beyond merely boosting performance while reducing cost and power consumption. This next era of the peta-exa scale transition must optimize HPC systems with a holistic approach, delivering massive compute/networking advances while also specifically targeting the integration of reliable and robust high capacity/bandwidth storage solutions.

Streaming video is available

2:00 p.m.
BIG Data — What Are the Challenges Just What Is Possible?
Panel Moderator: Rob Pennington, NCSA Chief Technology Officer
Christopher McConnell, GE Global Research
Mike Freemon, NCSA Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project
Marie Kostecki, Mayo Clinic
Mike Folk, President, The HDF Group
Todd Tomashek, NCSA Dark Energy Survey
Donna Cox, Director, NCSA Advanced Visualization Lab

Streaming video is available

3:00 p.m.
Blue Ribbon Panel
Thom Dunning, NCSA/IACAT Director
Bill Gropp, IACAT Deputy Director for Research
Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, University of Illinois College of Engineering
Rob Pennington, NCSA CTO and Lead for Big Data
Rob Rutenbar, University of Illinois Department of Computer Science, chair
Wen-mei Hwu, Professor, University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
What grand challenges lie ahead with regard to data, science, and computing? How can academia, industry, and government collaborate effectively to overcome these hurdles? This year's Blue Ribbon panel will discuss these topics, with a focus on the next decade of petascale and even exascale HPC.

Streaming video is available

4:45 p.m.
Tour — National Petascale Computing Facility
5:45 p.m. / 7:15 p.m.
Reception /
Dinner
Colonnades Room, University of Illinois Memorial Stadium

**Shuttles will be provided from NCSA to NPCF (1725 S. Oak St., Champaign at the corner of Oak and St. Mary's) and to Memorial Stadium (1402 South 1st Street, Champaign). If you choose to drive, metered parking is available near Memorial Stadium at the Activities and Recreation Center (201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign), which is two blocks from NPCF.**

Thursday, May 10

8:00 a.m.
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
NCSA Atrium
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PSP Advisory Council Meeting
**Partner organizations only**