Karen Green let me know by email that RENCI’s Stan Ahalt (who until recently was the head of OSC) was elected during SC09 to a second term as chair of the country’s preeminent academic supercomputing group, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC).
CASC is an educational nonprofit organization with 58 member institutions. Members include national high performance computing centers, government laboratories and university-based computing centers. CASC advocates using the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success. It also works to develop a diverse and well-prepared 21st-century workforce.
Ahalt, who became RENCI director in September, was first elected CASC chair a year ago and took the leadership role in January 2009, while serving as executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Joining Ahalt in the CASC leadership roles are Vice Chair Amy Apon, Arkansas High Performance Computing Center; Secretary Vijay Argawala, Pennslyvania State University; and Treasurer Dan Katz, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.
Congratulations, Stan! You can find out more about CASC at http://www.casc.org/.