HPC User Forum Announces Agenda for April 9-10 Event in Reston, VA

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ST PAUL, Minn., February 12, 2024— The HPC User Forum, established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to user, has published an updated agenda spotlighting its list of featured speakers for its upcoming meeting, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10 at the Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Here a summary of featured topics and speakers:

  1. Katie Antypas, Director of the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, NSF: NSF New Programs and Updates
  2. Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Health: New Directions and Activities in AI and LLMs
  3. Neil Ashton, WW Tech Leader for CAE, AWS: Demo of Using Generative AI for New Ways for Designing Cars
  4. David Baldwin, High Performance Computing Manager, Shell Oil: Using AI and HPC at Shell Oil
  5. Roy Chartier, Director of Architecture & Industry Engagement, DRAC: Govt Policy Updates in Canada
  6. Candy Culhane, Program/Project Director, LANL: Diversity in HPC
  7. Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, ITIF: Chips and Science Program Updates
  8. Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, NSF: AI Activities at NSF
  9. Tarek El-Ghazawi, IEEE Fellow, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Director, Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technology (IMPACT), George Washington University: Future Technologies
  10. Debra Goldfarb, Director HPC Products and Strategy, AWS: Diversity in HPC
  11. Earl Joseph, CEO, Hyperion Research: Market Update and Growth Areas in HPC & AI
  12. Kathryn Kelley, Executive Director, CASC (Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation): Diversity in HPC and an Overview of CASC
  13. Doug Kothe, Advanced Science and Technology Associate Labs Director, Chief Research Officer,Sandia National Laboratories: New Activities at SANDIA
  14. Simran Kumari, Researcher, Nissan Motor Corporation: Nissan’s Use of HPC
  15. Elizabeth L’Heureux, Head of HPC, BP: BP Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) Capabilities and Success Stories
  16. Gerald Frederick Lofstead, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Scalable System Software Group, Sandia National Laboratories: Diversity in HPC
  17. Arun Majumdar, Co-founder and CEO, Permion: AI Technologies from Permion
  18. Mark Nossokoff, Research Director, Hyperion Research: Research Perspectives on Using Clouds for AI and HPC Workloads
  19. Bob Sorensen, Senior VP of Research, Hyperion Research: New Research on Quantum Computing
  20. Ceren Susut-Bennett, Associate Director of Science for Advanced Scientific Computer Research (ASCR), Dept. of Energy Office of Science: US DOE Office of Science New Programs and Updates
  21. Nick Wright, Group Lead, Advanced Technologies Group, NERSC: Update and NERSC-10

The program also includes timely updates from the event sponsors Dell Technologies, Hammerspace, HPE, DDN, Intel and MemVerge.

The full agenda and information about registration can be found here.

The HPC User Forum is internationally recognized for its diverse user participation and facilitation of invaluable networking among users, vendors, government agencies and private industry. At this event, there will be sessions and panels focused on updates on government policies and programs to support and apply HPC & AI, future technologies, diversity in the HPC community, industrial uses of HPC & AI, HPC market update, clouds for AI and HPC workloads, new research on quantum computing and updates from US government facilities and national laboratories.

According to Earl Joseph, CEO of Hyperion Research, “The HPC User Forum membership is continuing to grow with both domestic and international representation. We are very excited to kick off the 2024 HPC User Forum events with such a diverse and timely agenda, and at an ideal location such as the Hyatt Regency Reston.”

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