2014 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting
All activities will be held at the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, May 13
8:00 a.m. - noon
Private Sector Program Partners-only Meeting
NCSA Room 1040
Director, NCSA Private Sector Programs and Economic Impact
NCSA Vision: Director Ed Seidel
NCSA Computational Performance Successes and Challenges
Moderator: Evan Burness, NCSA Private Sector Program
Presenters/Panelists: Seid Koric (PSP), Ahmed Taha (PSP), Lane Lewis (ANSYS), Luda Mainzer (NCSA), Mariet Allen and Curt Younkin (Mayo Clinic), LSTC, Greg Clifford (Cray)
Performance records with commercial codes: Why do we care? Five case studies will be presented, including Alzheimer’s, genomics, multiphysics, CFD, and FEA. How does collaboration accomplish this, and how can we all benefit?
Bus to Reception and Dinner
Allerton Mansion, Allerton Park, Monticello IL
Two buses will leave NCSA promptly at 5:15pm, returning from the Park at 8:30pm. If you choose to drive, please see http://allerton.illinois.edu/visit/
. The Park is approximately 40 minutes away. Address: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL
Wednesday, May 14
Keynote: Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute
Greg Harris, DMDII Program Manager
U.S. Army, RDECOM, AMRDEC
Common Issues in the Digital Thread
Moderator: Bill King, DMDII CTO
Panelists: Curtis Burnett (Deere), Keith Egland (Caterpillar), Dan Hartman (Rolls-Royce), Dennis Thompson (DMDII)
Users and providers will discuss issues in digital manufacturing and design innovation, with an eye on advanced manufacturing and digital data challenges.
Tools for Accessing, Searching, and Using the Contents of Uncurated and Unstructured Data Collections
Kenton McHenry, co-lead and research scientist for NCSA's Image and Spatial Data Analysis Division
Extracting Knowledge from Extreme Data
Moderator: Mike Folk, The HDF Group
Panelists: Joey Jablonski (Dell), Victor Jongeneel (NCSA & IGB), Kenton McHenry (NCSA), Julian Norato (Caterpillar)
Panelists discuss how the Data-to-Knowledge process can be alternately daunting and hopeful.
What Do We Really Mean When We Say Big Data?
Moderator: Chris Ha, Caterpillar Inc.
Panelists: Tom Lange (P&G), Keith Gray (BP), Loren Miller (DOD), Luda Mainzer (NCSA & IGB)
Is Big Data what we are collecting today, or is it what we have not yet collected? Are there best practices we can learn from? What are tomorrow’s challenges?
Analytics in Design, Production, and Process
Moderator: Emily Horn, Deere and Company
Panelists: Maury Leysens (DuPont Pioneer), Don Petravick (NCSA), Mat Wiepert (Mayo Clinic), Todd Simons (Rolls-Royce)
Analysis techniques may vary widely depending on specific workflows, for which solutions are not yet clear. How do we define the problem of data collection and archiving?
Digital Tracking for Both Discrete & Continuous Processes
Moderator: Joe Salvo, GE Global Research
Panelists: Mark Brandyberry (IL RocStar), Jim Mellon (Syngenta), Rick Arthur (GE), Gerry Labedz (HPC Advisors)
Digital tracking, from raw materials to sensor networks, is increasing valuable in global sourcing companies. The practice has a clear and present impact on Big Data. What if sales are batched but the process flow is continuous? Do we track truckloads or units?
Reception and Dinner (7:30 p.m.)
Colonnades Club, Memorial Stadium
Shuttles will run between 5:45 and 6:15pm from NCSA to Memorial Stadium (1402 South First Street, Champaign), returning after dinner. If you choose to drive, metered parking is free after 5pm at 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign. The Colonnades Club is located on the third level of the stadium. Entry is on the west side at the 50-yard line.
Thursday, May 15
The Need for Speed
Prediction and Uncertainty Under Time Pressures
Moderator: Keven Hofstetter, Caterpillar Inc.
Panelists: Tim Boerner (NCSA), Paul Baniewicz (Alcatel-Lucent), Joerg Gablonsky (Boeing), Adam Singer (ExxonMobil)
What to do when things go bump in the night? When opportunities come overnight? These panelists will discuss the need to reduce uncertainty and increase predictive ability when urgent circumstances arise. How is data marshaled quickly to begin making decisions?
A Unified World of Computing and Data
Moderator: Rick Arthur, GE Global Research
Panelists: Greg Clifford (Cray), Ben Beckmann (GE), Bob Graybill (Nimbis Services), Dave Jackson (Adaptive Computing)
In a cloud- and mobile-first world, interoperability between differing and distributed computing and data platforms is increasingly important. How does HPC respond?
Blue Ribbon Panel: Future Shock
Moderator: Keith Gray, BP
Panelists: Gene Robinson (IGB), Rick Arthur (GE), Don Lamb (U. of Chicago), Sanjay Kale (UIUC)
Adjournment and Box Lunches