Video: Dell Panel Discussion on the NSCI initiative from SC15

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Merle Giles, NCSA

Merle Giles, NCSA

In this video from SC15, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderates a panel discussion on the NSCI initiative. Created by an Executive Order by President Obama, the National Strategic Computing Initiative has a mission to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.


  • Dan Stanzione, Ph.D. (Texas Advanced Computing Center TACC)
  • Mike Norman, Ph.D. (San Diego Supercomputing Center SDSC)
  • Dave Lifka, Ph.D. (Cornell University)
  • Merle Giles (National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA)

As a coordinated research, development, and deployment strategy, NSCI will draw on the strengths of departments and agencies to move the Federal government into a position that sharpens, develops, and streamlines a wide range of new 21st century applications. It is designed to advance core technologies to solve difficult computational problems and foster increased use of the new capabilities in the public and private sectors.

The National Strategic Computing Initiative has five strategic themes:

  • Create systems that can apply exaflops of computing power to exabytes of data.
  • Keep the United States at the forefront of HPC capabilities.
  • Improve HPC application developer productivity.
  • Make HPC readily available.
  • Establish hardware technology for future HPC systems.

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