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National Strategic Computing Initiative Seminar Series

In order to maximize the benefits of HPC for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery, the United States Government must create a coordinated Federal strategy in HPC research, development, and deployment.  Investment in HPC has contributed substantially to national economic prosperity and rapidly accelerated scientific discovery. Creating and deploying technology at the leading edge is vital to advancing my Administration's priorities and spurring innovation.  Accordingly, this order establishes the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).

University of Iowa is participating in this seminar series via BlueJeans connection in the newly constructed Iowa Informatics Initiative Space in Public Health Building (CPHB).

The next talk in the series is by Bob Wisneiff, IBM.


Tremendous progress has been made in building computer systems with higher performance of the last several decades, however the need to build systems with even higher performance exists in a number of key strategic areas. CMOS scaling will continue to be exploited to increase the areal density of devices and to reduce the power per operation beyond the 10nm node. For some applications like training neuromorphic systems and the modeling of quantum systems even more performance is required. Some of the increased performance can be obtained through re-architecting the system, using lower precision computations, using GPU like architectures with more inter thread communication bandwidth, and using FPGA like programmability. Beyond this device level innovation is required. We will review some of the progress that has been made in developing the materials and processes to enable performance increases at the device level.

Please contact Sai Ramadugu (saikumar-ramadugu@uiowa.ed) if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

College of Public Health Building, N512
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA

Event Type



Students, Faculty/Staff


Information Technology Services, Research Services, High Performance Computing

General Interest

Informatics, Outreach Iowa, Theme Semester


Free to attend

Contact Name

Sai Ramadugu

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