DOE Simulations Summit


October 13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The 2011 Department of Energy Simulations Summit brought together leaders from National Laboratories, Industry, Universities and Government to:

  • Identify barriers for creating an easier transfer of useful simulations capability from National Labs and academia to private industry
    • Indicate ways these barriers could be overcome
    • Identify potential government roles in overcoming these barriers
    • Gauge both National Lab and Industry needs for a computationally aware workforce
    • Develop some 'buzz' around high-end computing and competitiveness in the broader scientific and educational communities
    7:45 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration
    8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Steven Koonin, Under Secretary for Science of the DOE
    9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Ernest Moniz, Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
    9:30 – 10:00 Introduction Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy
    10:00 – 10:15 Break
    10:15 – 10:45 Current Status of High-Performance Computing in the United States Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    10:45 – 11:45 Panel 1: An Effective Industrial High-Performance Computing Ecosystem

    Moderator: Charles Romine, Senior Policy Advisor to the Director, NIST
    Tom Lange, Director of Modeling and Simulation Corporate R&D,
    Procter & Gamble

    Bertley Moberg, IT Manager of Engineering and Security Operations at Ford Motor Company

    Ray Johnson, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin

    Sri Srinath, Product Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

    Tim Noonan, Vice President, Advanced Global Services and Support, The Boeing Company
    11:45 – 12:45 Working Lunch: Made to Order: Towards Materials by Design through SBE&S Sharon Glotzer, Stuart W. Churchill Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
    12:45 – 1:30 Panel 2: Education Strategies in High-Performance Computing

    Moderator: Alan Bishop, Associate Director of Theory, Simulation, and Computation, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Michael D. Smith, John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

    Donald Lamb, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Chicago and Director of ASC Flash Center, Enrico Fermi Institute

    Thom Dunning, Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Professor, Distinguished Chair for Research Excellence in Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    1:30 – 2:15 Panel 3: Industry, Government, Academia, and National Laboratories Cooperation in Simulations

    Moderator: Dona Crawford, Associate Director of Computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Thom Mason, Laboratory Director Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    William Madia, Stanford University Vice President for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

    Dimitri Kusnezov, Senior Advisor to the Administrator Chair, Defense Programs Science Council National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy

    Peter Ungaro, Chief Executive Officer, Cray
    2:30 – 3:00 Summit Summary Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus, Former Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology, IBM
    3:00 Close