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Kathy Yelick Co-authors National Research Council Report

NERSC Director Addresses Computing Performance

March 22, 2011


Kathy Yelick, associate lab director for computing sciences at Berkeley Lab and director of the NERSC division

Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab and director of the lab’s NERSC Division, was a panelist in a March 22 discussion of "The Future of Computer Performance: Game Over or Next Level?” a new report by the National Research Council. Yelick is one of 13 members of the committee that authored the report and the only member representing a DOE lab. The symposium, held in Washington, D.C., began with a briefing and discussion of the recently released report and subsequent panel sessions explored issues raised by the report and opportunities and challenges for sustaining growth in computing performance. Yelick, who is a recognized leader in programming languages, was a member of the panel discussing “Parallelism and Innovative Programming Models, Algorithms, and Languages.” The symposium was organized by the NRC’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.

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 almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, 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.