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Lunch and Learn RoundTable Event: The Future of High Performance and Supercomputing and the Geoscience Computing SIG

  • 08 Sep 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center - Houston, TX

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The Geophysical Society of Houston and
The Society of HPC Professionals
-- invites you to attend:

A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting


The Future of High Performance and Supercomputing and the Geoscience Computing SIG 


Abstract: Those of us inside the industry understand that high performance and supercomputing (HPC) technology is causing a paradigm shift across the entire computing community. Today, HPC technology is enhancing productivity and efficiency in businesses as diverse as Oil&Gas exploration, manufacturing, precision agriculture, and retail sales. Unfortunately, few people, stop to consider – or quantify – the macroeconomic payoff that can occur with the help of high performance computers and vast amounts of data. 

Today we will attempt to outline future directions in Five HPC Topic tracks: Administration, Algorithms, Storage, Network & Communications, & Visualization. Future Lunch&Learn meetings we will do a deep dive in one of the topic tracks. 

Presenter’s Bio: 
Earl J. Dodd (♂) as a Supercomputing Strategist, leverages the high performance computing (HPC) landscape and applies his specialized genius to find and fulfill the Client’s unexpected needs to create a safer, cleaner world. 


With over 32 years of experience in Supercomputing, HPC, and Big Data, and a strong ability to problem solve and formulate strategy, Mr. Dodd helps companies and governments achieve their desired ROI by leveraging evolving computing technologies (e.g., the Internet of Things) and business models (e.g., Cloud Computing). Mr. Dodd's technical focus is on strategy formulation for secure ultra-scale architectures and 3D visual collaboration environments leveraging the cloud computing business model. These strategies help drive the next generation of computationally-steered workflows, applications and decision support environments for true situational awareness and learning environments. 

Mr. Dodd holds degrees in Mining Engineering and an MBA. He is actively engaged with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, president of the Society of HPC Professionals, Compute Canada, Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation (MRI) and other professional organizations and governments.


Meeting will be conducted on
Thursday September 8,2016, 11:30 CDT
at the
Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center
10595 Westoffice Drive Houston, TX 77042

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