Video: NNSA Salutes the Next Generation of HPC with Supercomputing Week 2011

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This week the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is showcasing it’s supercompting work done by the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program. As part of that effort, NNSA also launched a new and improved ASC webpage yesterday.


Today’s feature video describes the hardware, software, codes, and data that make supercomputers such a critical part of President Obama’s nuclear security agenda.

Preparing the next generation of computer science experts is an important part of our effort to invest in the future and so we can continue to implement President Obama’s nuclear security agenda,” said Don Cook, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs. “NNSA is committed to promoting the advancement of science and computing by engaging with students on the ways some of the world’s most powerful computers can be used to analyze, model and solve real-world problems.”

As part of NNSA’s effort to recruit and retain the next generation of nuclear security experts, today’s NNSA Supercomputing Week feature also highlights the winners of the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge held at Los Alamos National Laboratory.