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Sunday, July 26 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Student & Student Mentors Dinner (closed)

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This is a closed event limited to students participating in the XSEDE15 student program and their mentors
•6:30-6:45pm Arrive
•6:45-7:00pm Ice breaker activity
•7:00-7:15pm Dinner (buffet)
•7:15-8:15pm Intro and Keynote from Bob Seidel
•8:15-8:30pm Q&A/Networking
Dinner speaker: Ed Seidel, Director National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Supercomputing has reached a level of maturity and capability where many areas of science and engineering are not only advancing rapidly due to computing power, they cannot progress without it. Detailed simulations of complex astrophysical phenomena, HIV, earthquake events, and industrial engineering processes are being done, leading to major scientific breakthroughs or new products that cannot be achieved any other way. These simulations typically require larger and larger teams, with more and more complex software environments to support them, as well as real world data. But as experiments and observation systems are now generating unprecedented amounts of data, which also must be analyzed via large-scale computation and compared with simulation, a new type of highly integrated environment must be developed where computing, experiment, and data services will need to be developed together. I will illustrate examples from NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer, and from major data-intensive projects including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and give thoughts on what will be needed going forward.


Sunday July 26, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Statler Ballroom

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