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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to Present Leading HPC Experts in Series of Talks at SC2001 Conference

November 9, 2001

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Some of the nation's leading experts in high-performance computing and computational science will be featured in a series of talks presented in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory booth at the SC2001 conference to be held Nov. 12-16 in Denver.

Topics to be covered include the future of computing at the Department of Energy's flagship unclassified computing facility, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center; the development of Grid tools; and the story behind Berkeley Lab's Remote Access Grid Entity, a robot vehicle able to travel the SC2001 conference hall and link to the Access Grid. Scientific topics to be covered include climate research, accelerator design, materials science, cosmology, and genome assembly, as well as discussions of tools for solving scientific problems. Noted mathematician David Bailey will discuss and demonstrate his research in determining that the digits of pi are random.

The talks will be held Nov. 13-16 in the Berkeley Lab booth (R1171) in the Colorado Convention Center exhibit hall. The talks are open to all SC2001 attendees and will also be distributed via the Access Grid. Here's the daily schedule:

Tuesday, November 13

10:45 a.m.

"The NERSC Strategic Plan," Horst Simon, NERSC Division Director, LBNL

11:30 a.m.

"Computer Modeling of Future Climate Change: Methods and Predictions," Warren Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research

12:15 p.m.

"Meet RAGE -- The Remote Access Grid Entity," the Berkeley Lab Robot Team, LBNL

1 p.m.

"Accelerator Modeling Status and Practice," Robert Ryne, Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, LBNL

1:45 p.m.

"JAZZ: A New Whole Genome Assembler," Dan Rokhsar, U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute

2:30 p.m.

"Astronomy and Cosmology: Supernovae and Supercomputing," Peter Nugent, NERSC Scientific Computing Group, LBNL

Wednesday, November 14

10:45 a.m.

"Grids at NERSC," Bill Johnston, NERSC Distributed Systems Department Head, LBNL

11:30 a.m.

"Are the Digits of Pi Random?" David Bailey, NERSC Chief Technologist, LBNL

12:15 p.m.

"Astronomy and Cosmology: NERSC 3 and the Cosmos," Julian Borrill, NERSC Scientific Computing Group, LBNL

1 p.m.

"Nano-Scale Science and Technology: Large-Scale Supercomputer Calculations for the Optical Properties of Nanostructures," Lin-Wang Wang, NERSC Scientific Computing Group, LBNL

1:45 p.m.

"The DOE ACTS Toolkit," Osni Marques and Tony Drummond, NERSC Scientific Computing Group, LBNL

2:30 p.m.

"Two Computational Technologies for Climate Modeling: Reproducibility and Coupling Component Models," Chris Ding, NERSC Scientific Computing Group, LBNL

Thursday, November 15

10:45 a.m.

"NERSC 3 Phase 2 Status Report," Nick Cardo, NERSC Computational Systems Group, LBNL

 

11:30 a.m.

"Material Science: Multi-Teraflop Simulations of Magnetic Systems on the IBM SP at NERSC," Andrew Canning, NERSC Scientific Computing Group, LBNL

 

12:15 p.m.

"Terascale Optimal PDE Simulations," Esmond Ng, NERSC Scientific Computing Group Lead, LBNL

 


About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 7,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.