2017 NCSA Industry Conference

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2017 NCSA Industry Conference

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

Wednesday, October 11 — Current Partners Day

8:00 am
Registration/Coffee
9:00 am
Welcome, NCSA Industry Updates, and Introductions
Brendan McGinty, NCSA Industry Director
9:30 am
Keynote
John Kuzan, Manager, Reservoir Function, ExxonMobil
10:15 am
Break/Networking
10:45 am
Presentations/Q&A—Current and Future HPC Hardware: Dell, Cray, IBM/R Systems
Moderator: Bill Kramer, Blue Waters Director, NCSA

Participants: Matt Koop, Director, HPC Solutions, Dell; Chris Lindahl, Product Marketing Director, Supercomputing Products, Cray; Todd Boyd, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM; Brian Kucic, Principal, R Systems
Noon
Lunch/Networking
Atrium
1:15 pm
Special Study: Worldwide Best Practices in Partnerships between HPC Centers and Industrial Users
Bill Kramer, Blue Waters Director, NCSA
1:30 pm
Presentations/Q&A
Moderator: Brian Seiler, Assistant Director, Industry, NCSA

Manufacturing — Ahmed Taha, Technical Program Manager, Modeling and Simulation, NCSA

Bioinformatics — Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer, Technical Program Manager, Genomics, NCSA

Cybersecurity — James Eyrich, Manager, Incident Response and Security, NCSA
2:45 pm
Break/Networking
3:15 pm
Panel
Moderator: Neil Andrews, Program Manager, Industry, NCSA

Visualization — Donna Cox, Associate Director, Research & Education, NCSA; Rob Sisneros, Data Analysis & Visualization Group Leader, NCSA

National Data Service — Christine Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, National Data Service/Division Director, IT Systems & Services, San Diego Supercomputer Center; Craig Willis, Technical Coordinator, National Data Service

Economic Data Analysis on HPC Clusters — Yifang Zhang; Francis Ng; Peter Christensen, Professor of Environmental and Energy Economics and Core Faculty, NCSA
4:30 pm
iForge Future Vision
Randal "Randy" Butler, Executive Associate Director, Integrated Cyberinfrastructure, NCSA
4:45 pm
Break/Travel to Dinner
6:00 pm
Dinner/Networking
Pear Tree Estate
2150 County Road 1000E
Champaign, IL

Dinner sponsored by Dell

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Thursday, October 12 — Public Day

8:00 am
Registration/Coffee
9:00 am
Welcome/Agenda for the Day
9:15 am
Keynote
Bill Gropp, NCSA Director, NCSA/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:45 am
Intro to First U.S. Nanomanufacturing Node
Kimani Toussaint, Associate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:00 am
Big Data Enabled Multi-Level Decision Making for Smart Manufacturing
Chenhui Shao, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Scholar-in-Residence, NCSA
10:15 am
Break/Networking
10:45 am
Partnership Insights, Challenges and Success Stories with Q&A
Moderator: Seid Koric, Technical Assistant Director, NCSA

Caterpillar — Marcus Weber; Ahmed Taha, NCSA

Rolls-Royce — Todd Simons; Erman Guleryuz, NCSA

Allinea — Rob Rick
Noon
Lunch/Networking
Atrium
1:15 pm
Partnership Insights, Challenges and Success Stories with Q&A
Moderator: Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer, Technical Program Manager, Genomics, NCSA

Mayo Clinic — Lars Jowers, Marie Kostecki; Randy Butler, NCSA

Abbvie — Leonard Sagalov; Erman Guleryuz, NCSA
2:30 pm
Break/Networking
3:00 pm
Partnership Insights, Challenges and Success Stories with Q&A
Moderator: Neil Andrews, Program Manager, NCSA

Syngenta — Brandon Dohman, Jim Mellon, Paul Travis; Luigi Marini, Dora Cai, Liudmila Sergeevna Mainzer, NCSA
4:15 pm
Pre-reception Conference Wrap-up
4:30 pm
Reception (featuring students in HPC)/Welcome from Chris Lindahl, Director of Product Management
Atrium

Reception sponsored by Cray

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