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Thursday, February 28 • 10:50am - 11:30am
Plenary: "What have I learned about HPC and will it help me in the next decade of change?," William Kramer, Deputy Project Director, Blue Waters Project Office, NCSA


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Using his perspective from fielding high performance systems and services at NCSA and NERSC, Bill will talk about important things to remember when deploying and supporting high performance systems and facilities.  He will comment on the challenges meaningful performance, achieving consistency, energy and helping science and engineering teams effectively use these complex systems.   He will take this perspective forward into extreme scale to try to provide insights and areas to watch as we embark on what may be a decade of technology transition.

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Simanti Das

Manager, High Performance Computing Software Development & Support, ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company
Simanti Das, is currently the manager of High Performance Computing software development and support group in ExxonMobil Upstream IT organization. She is responsible for providing software development, optimization and support for massively parallel seismic imaging technologies for Upstream business use. Upon receiving her M.S in Computer Science from University of Houston in 1988, Simanti started her career at Exxon Production Research... Read More →

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William Kramer

Deputy Project Director, Blue Waters Project Office, NCSA
William T.C. Kramer is deputy project director at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications; he is responsible for leading the Blue Waters project, a National Science Foundation-funded project, to deploy the first general purpose, open science, sustained-petaflop supercomputer as a powerful resource for the nation’s researchers. Previously Kramer was the General Manager of NERSC at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2013 10:50am - 11:30am
McMurtry Auditorium Duncan Hall