Supercomputing the Cancer Moonshot and Beyond

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Dr. Dmitri Kusnezov

Dr. Dmitri Kusnezov will parcipate in the SC16 Plenary on Precision Medicine.

In this video, Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov from the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration presents: Supercomputing the Cancer Moonshot and Beyond.

“How can the next generation of supercomputers unlock biomedical mysteries that will shape the future practice of medicine? Scientists behind the National Strategic Computing Initiative, a federal strategy for investing in high-performance computing, are exploring this question.”

Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov serves as chief scientist in the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration and advises the secretary of energy. His lecture explores how exascale computing—computing systems capable of a billion billion calculations per second—can open new doors in biomedical research. He discusses how supercomputing could support federal research, technology, and policy initiatives, including cancer research and the quest to revolutionize understanding of the human brain.

In related news, Dr. Kusnezov will participate in the SC16 Plenary panel discussion on HPC Impacts on Precision Medicine.

This panel discussion will center on how this is only possible through the power of high performance computing and big data. Leading voices from the frontlines of clinical care, medical research, HPC system evolution, pharmaceutical R&D and public policy will share diverse perspectives on the future of precision medicine and how it will impact society.

See our complete coverage of SC16, which takes place Nov. 13-18 in Salt Lake City.

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