XSEDE12 is the inaugural conference for science, education, outreach, software, and technology related to the National Science Foundation’s eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. This event will take place on July 16 to 19 at the InterContinental (Magnificent Mile) in Chicago.
For details and to register, visit xsede.org/web/xsede12/welcome.
For more information, contact Susan McKenna, XSEDE media communications coordinator.
This conference will feature a diverse slate of international speakers, ranging from some of the best computational scientists in the world to some of the most innovative leaders working to bring about profound societal change through technological leadership.
Gayatri Buragohain is an electronics engineer by education, an expert on information and communication technologies for non-profits, and a passionate advocate of equal participation of women in technology. She is the founder of the non-profit Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), based in New Delhi, India, which focuses on advocating the equal participation of women not just in using technology but also in the making of and decision-making around technology. For her dedication in promoting women in technology, she was awarded the Change Agent Award by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology in 2010. Buragohain also runs the company Joint Leap Technologies, which provides tech services to non-profits.
Thomas Eickermann has been with the Juelich Supercomputing Centre since completing his PhD in physics at the University of Düsseldorf in 1994. His activities cover system administration, grid computing, and networking. In 2002, he became head of the communication systems division of JSC. His plenary talk will describe “PRACE – The European HPC Research Infrastructure.” Since its creation in 2010, PRACE has grown to 24 member states. It provides access to a set of high-end Tier-0 HPC systems for the European research communities and offers supporting services such as application enabling and training.
James L. Kinter III is director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) where he manages all aspects of basic and applied climate research conducted by the center. His research includes studies of climate predictability on seasonal and longer time scales. Kinter has been using supercomputers since 1982, beginning with the Texas Instruments ASC and the Control Data Corporation Cyber 205, and has served as principal investigator on computational projects awarded over 200 million CPU-hours over that period for cutting-edge climate simulations and numerical experiments. He has served on several national review and advisory panels for both scientific research programs and supercomputing programs for computational climate modeling. His plenary talk will address the benefits and challenges of high spatial resolution in climate modeling.
John Towns is the principal investigator for the XSEDE project and leads other cyberinfrastructure projects at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He comes from a background in computational astrophysics with a focus on application performance analysis.
The conference also will feature a keynote address from distinguished mathematician, professor, and diversity advocate Richard Tapia.