Terascale computers offer a wealth of opportunities for advancing scientific and engineering research. By the end of the decade, it is predicted that petascale computers will become available. These advances in computing technology herald a new era in computational modeling and simulation. Using such capabilities, it will be possible to dramatically extend our exploration of the fundamental processes of nature, e.g., the structure of matter from elementary particles to the building blocks of life, as well as advance our ability to predict the behavior of a broad range of complex natural and engineered systems, e.g., nanoscale devices, microbial cells, fusion energy systems, and the earth's climate.
The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) and ORNL's university partners (Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the University of Tennessee) are establishing an annual Conference on High-End Computing in Science and Engineering.
The goal of this annual conference is to bring together national and international leaders in each of these areas with CCS users, staff from ORNL, and faculty and graduate students from the university partners to discuss the latest developments in this critical area of scientific and engineering research.
Workshops will be held at Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/parks/FallCreekFalls/. Each workshop will focus on a set of pressing issues in high-end computing in science and engineering, featuring lectures by distinguished scientists from across the nation. The workshop will be open to faculty and staff as well as selected graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from ORNL and partner universities.
A Proxima projector will be available to presenters. Presenters are requested to bring their presentations on a portable media (CD, thumb drive, flash card) so that each presentation can be made ready to show.