2016 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting


2016 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting


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

Tuesday, May 3 — Current PSP Partners Only

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Technical and Strategy Workshops
First floor
5:30 p.m.
NPCF Tour (Blue Waters, iForge, ROGER)
National Petascale Computing Facility
1725 S. Oak St., Champaign, Illinois
6:30 p.m.
Reception (open to all attendees)
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, Illinois

Wednesday, May 4

8:30 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Merle Giles, NCSA PSP Director
9:00 a.m.
NCSA Vision
Ed Seidel, NCSA Director
9:45 a.m.
Keynote: NSCI: Competitive Advantage and Public-Private Collaboration
Tim Stone, GE
HPC has never been more important to national competitiveness and NSCI directly addresses the need to turn technical insight into highly impactful solutions. It also seeks to develop public-private collaboration to ensure benefits to government, industry, and academia.
10:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
The Evolution of HPC Usage at PayPal
Arno Kolster, PayPal
PayPal is a world class leader in online and offline payment innovations. This tradition continues by combining enterprise and HPC architectures to deliver integrated solutions to large scale compute and analytics problems. This presentation will discuss the need for HPC, the growth and application of HPC and discuss innovative work that will radically change the future of real time analytics.
1:15 p.m.
HPC-Driven Competitiveness and Impact
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Tim Stone, GE; Don Bretl, P&G; Jim Buntrock, Mayo Clinic; Valerie Wiest, Caterpillar; Arno Kolster, PayPal
The world around us is increasingly driven and improved by HPC. Hear from industrial organizations that are applying HPC technologies and talent to improve our daily lives now and in the century ahead.
2:00 p.m.
Survey Results: Access, Skills, Software
Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research
A recent U.S. Council on Competitiveness survey targeted HPC-using companies across a range of vertical markets and organization sizes. The findings not only reveal noteworthy trends and challenges, but how the very definition of "HPC" is evolving as industry guides it in unexpected directions.
2:45 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
Addressing Challenges and Opportunities of the Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles — Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII)
Genevieve Dion, David Breen, Antonios Kontsos, Center for Functional Fabrics, Drexel University
The new RFT-MII led by MIT, AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics Of America) Institute, aims to accelerate the growth of advanced fibers and functional fabrics in the defense and commercial markets. One of its core missions is to develop advanced modeling/simulation of fibers and fabrics to facilitate the rapid integration of novel materials into the textile manufacturing supply chain, and to create a new class of functional materials and products. Dion, Breen and Kontsos will discuss challenges and opportunities presented by AFFOA for CFF Drexel, and the importance of NCSA involvement.
4:00 p.m.
Addressing a Persistent Need for Talent
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Mohamed Mohamed, Illinois; Bryan White, Mayo/Illinois Alliance; John Hart, Illinois; Brian O'Shea, Michigan State
Data capabilities have quickly become a necessary complement to computing's need for speed. This stellar panel will discuss today's challenges and opportunities to keeping and analyzing data.
5:30 p.m.
Reception and Dinner (open to all attendees)
NCSA Lawn/Atrium

Thursday, May 5

8:30 a.m.
FBI: Economic Espionage
FBI Special Agent Chris Anglin, Intelligence Analyst Jacqueline Cho
9:00 a.m.
Research Case: Carbon Capture Complexity
Kevin O'Brien, Illinois Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Sustainability is a foundational principle of modern economic and environmental policy. To that end, America's large number of coal burners must be retrofitted to reduce emissions AND improve other markets. Hear how the Illinois Prairie Research Institute plans to improve the health of our planet, create a market for captured CO2, and use HPC and HPDA to help make it happen.
9:45 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
Next-Generation Cognitive Computing Systems
Wen-mei Hwu, Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
IBM Research and Illinois' College of Engineering announced April 15, 2016 plans for a multi-year collaboration to create the Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR). This new center advances how Watson and other machine learning systems can accelerate a range of cognitive computing applications, targeting order-of-magnitude improvements over today's systems.
11:00 a.m.
Future Shock: HPC 2025
Bill Gropp, NCSA; Bill Kramer, NCSA; Wen-mei Hwu, Illinois
Box Lunch

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