December 2022 Annual Technology Meeting

Date(s) - December 8, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SLB (Schlumberger) Houston + Virtual option

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The Society of HPC Professionals annual technology meeting is a don’t miss event.  We have a great lineup of speakers from the HPC & AI community as you can see from the agenda below.

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It was great seeing everyone this year and getting back to business and networking. For those who could not attend in person, there was also a virtual option.

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Agenda (all times Central)  Speaker bios  

8:00amVenue opensRegistration, breakfast in exhibit area, networking
9:00amWelcome and opening remarks
Doug Norton, President SHPCP
Welcome and overview of the day, including important facility information.
9:15amMorning keynote address – HPC Market Outlook and SC22 Review
Addison Snell, CEO Intersect360 Research
Addison will give an overview of important market trends for HPC, including his views on the recently completed SC22. Topics will include the use of cloud (in all its forms) for HPC (in all its forms), user ratings of top HPC vendors, and the shifting outlook of the processor market, including the effects of AI.
10:00amPowering Research in Health and Medicine Using HPC • Dr. Kelly Gaither, Director of Health Analytics/Senior Research Scientist at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) UT-AustinDr. Kelly Gaither of the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Dell Medical School of UT Austin will give an overview presentation of some of the ways HPC is powering diverse areas in life sciences, healthcare, and medicine, and share recommendations on how the HPC community can learn from what’s going on in healthcare HPC and how to improve HPC for healthcare.
10:45amBreak and networking
11:00amThe potential of quantum computing for finance today and the best roadmap to adoption
Dr. Samuel Mugel, CTO of Multiverse Computing
Sam will review some high impact industry use-cases where we have observed that current quantum computers can bring value today. Now that quantum is here, does it mean that HPC providers should tear down and replace their entire infrastructure? Absolutely not! We'll dive into the best path to adoption for HPC leaders, and look at some of the wins that quantum computing offers -- without upgrading your hardware!
11:45amLunch and networking
1:00pmAfternoon keynote addresses - HPC and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
L. Y. Aaron Yung, Ph.D. - NASA Astrophysicist
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be a giant leap forward in our quest to understand the Universe and our origins. Webb will examine every phase of cosmic history: from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets to the evolution of our own solar system. Behind the exciting discovery of extremely distant galaxies and exploration of the infant Universe, HPC and high-resolution cosmological simulations play a key role in supporting Webb’s science programs, ranging from the optimization of galaxy survey strategies to uncovering the physical origins of galaxies in the distant universe. I will also provide a brief overview on how to make a Universe from scratch (on HPC) and how the simulated universe compares to Webb observations.
1:30pmWayfinder…Toward a Waze for Space Safety, Security, and Sustainability
Dr.Moriba Jah, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Privateer
Privateer is creating the data infrastructure that will enable sustainable growth for the new space economy. Our proprietary knowledge graph technology offers much-needed enhancements to how we collect and process information about space objects. Even as orbital highways become more congested, this data and the applications built on it will allow space operators to maneuver safely and effectively. The first of many apps to be built on Privateer’s data engine is Wayfinder: an open-access and near real-time visualization of satellites and debris in Earth orbit.
2:00pmResearch computing for weather and climate forecasting
Dr. Henry Neeman, Executive Director for Research Computing at the University of Oklahoma
Research computing for weather and climate forecasting is a mix of regular HPC and operational HPC, the latter involving computing during specific timeslots in response to real time and near real time observational data inflows. Operational HPC for weather forecasting relies on incredibly complex workflows that juggle multiple data sources and characteristics, with non-negotiable deadlines for completing compute jobs sufficiently ahead of reality to allow stakeholders and first responders to prepare for large scale outcomes. In this session, we'll look at some of these issues and how they're addressed.
2:45pmBreak and networking
3:00pmPanel Discussion: How will Exascale, quantum, etc. impact your science? Moderated by Addison Snell
Panelists: Dr. Kelly Gaither, Dr. Sam Mugel, Dr. Moribah Jah, Dr. L. Y. Aaron Yung, Dr. Henry Neeman. Doug Norton
4:00pmWrap up and networking
Doug Norton, President SHPCP
5:00pmVenue closes

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