Friday morning, March 14

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Chair: Michael Heath, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Greenway C-H

Parallel Computing for Science and Engineering: the Federal, Academic, and Industrial Frontier

One of today's challenges in science and engineering is to exploit the enormous potential of computing, communications, and information technology. High-performance computing and communications have paved the way for improving computing systems, designing and implementing fast, efficient algorithms for simulation and modeling, and developing technology for a nationwide high-speed networking infrastructure. Research in high-performance computing is leading to improved systems software and software implementing fast, efficient algorithms for simulation and modeling to solve complex problems in timely ways. Wide deployment of the products of long-term communications R&D has enabled scientists and engineers around the world to access these resources and to work more effectively with one another.

While tremendous progress has been made, long-term challenges still exist. The federal government continues to play a major role through its Computing, Information, and Communications R&D programs, built upon the core developed by the Federal High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program. After a short retrospective on the impact of high-performance computing and parallel computing in particular, current research areas, strategies and approaches of participating Federal R&D agencies will be presented.

John C. Toole
National Coordination Office for Computing, Information, and Communications

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