Video: The Vital Importance of HPC to U.S. Competitiveness and National Security

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hpc-embeddedIn this video, ITIF hosts a hearing on the The Vital Importance of High-Performance Computing to U.S. Competitiveness and National Security. Their recently published report urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing.

Panelists include:

  • Randy HultgrenRepresentative (R-IL-14) U.S. Congress, Keynote Speaker
  • Joseph Curley, Senior Director, HPC Platform and Ecosystem Enablement in the High Performance Computing Platform Group, Intel Corporation
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Moderator
  • Steven Hammond, Director of the Computational Science Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Bill Mannel, Vice President & General Manager of High-Performance Computing and Big Data, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Robert SorensenResearch Vice President, IDC High Performance Computing
  • David Turek, Vice President, Exascale Systems, IBM Corporation

“High-performance computing (HPC)—which leverages “supercomputers” and massively parallel processing techniques to solve complex computational problems through computer modeling, simulation, and data analysis techniques—represents a strategic, game-changing technology with tremendous economic competitiveness, science leadership, and national security implications for the United States. But as competitor countries dramatically increase their investments in HPC systems and technologies, future U.S. leadership in HPC is no longer assured. At this event, ITIF released an important new report explaining why HPC is increasingly vital to America’s economic competitiveness and details the intensifying global competition for HPC systems leadership, in particular the race to exascale computing.”

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