A kickoff meeting for the Design Forward initiative will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on January 28-30, 2014. Under the initiative, AMD, Cray, IBM, Intel Federal and NVIDIA will work to advance extreme-scale computing technology on the path to exascale.
Laboratory and industry contacts for Design Forward are listed below. Persons interested in collaborating on a specific project should contact the laboratory leads.
Design Forward Techical Reps
Parks Fields, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Carter, email@example.com
Scott Hemmert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Hargrove, email@example.com
Darren Kerbyson, Darren.Kerbyson@pnnl.gov
Nick Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Bernholdt, email@example.com
Jeff Broughton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajeev Thakur, email@example.com
John Shalf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Design Forward Vendor Reps
Jay Owen, email@example.com
Steve Reinhardt, Steve.Reinhardt@amd.com
Gary Geissler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Carroll, email@example.com
Larry Kaplan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Taylor, email@example.com
Philip Heidelberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Taubenblatt, email@example.com
Ron Kern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shekhar Borkar, email@example.com
Larry Dennison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Chanak, email@example.com
Tuesday, January 28
8:00 AM - Noon: Intel
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: AMD
Wednesday, January 29
8:00 AM - Noon: IBM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: NVIDIA
Thursday, January 30
8:00 AM - Noon: Cray
1:00 PM - 2:30PM: DOE Open Wrap Up
2:30PM - 4:00 PM: Design Forward Technical Reps Wrap Up
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary national laboratory located in Berkeley, California on a hillside directly above the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. The site consists of 76 buildings located on 183 acres, which overlook both the campus and the San Francisco Bay. »More Visitor Information.
All non-LBNL emplyees attending must obtain a visitor bus pass or a visitor parking pass in advance. This applies whether you are taking the shuttle or driving. Check-in with Security and picture ID is required. LBNL Security requires the names and citizenship of all visitors (please email Zaida).
The Strawberry Canyon entrance is closest to the 66 Auditorium. The shuttle buses stop at the 66 auditorium.
Parking at LBNL is limited due to a number of construction projects. We recommend car pooling, LBNL shuttle, or taxi. If you drive, a parking space may be reserved. For those visitors who plan to drive to LBNL, we reserved Blue Triangle parking which allows you to park in any spot designated as "Blue Triangle" and any unmarked parking spot.
There is a Lab shuttle bus from various locations around the City of Berkeley, including very near the Downtown Berkeley BART station. If you plan to take the LBNL shuttle, you will need to have an LBNL Visitor Bus Pass (requires advance notice) and picture ID.
Bay Area Rapid Transit Train (BART)
The Downtown Berkeley BART station is two short blocks from the LBNL shuttle line on the corner of Addison and Shuttuck. Please take the LBNL Orange Shuttle Bus which will take you to the Strawberry Canyon entrance and the 66 auditorium.
LBNL Guest House
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Rate: $119 (LBNL rate)
(One short block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station)
41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
Rate: $115 (LBNL rate)
Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710
Rate: $112 (LBNL rate)
The 66 Auditorium does not have enough power/circuits to charge laptops. There will be charging stations in the rear of the auditorium and 66-316 conference room.
The plan is to provide light AM refreshments at the meeting. For other meals, please see:
A Webex conference has been scheduled for the five vendor sessions. Please go to nersc.webex.com, browse the list of conferences, and enter the password for the conference. Lynn Rippe will provide the webex passwords. Vendors should provide their own teleconference numbers to Lynn.