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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 is by Barry Schneider   from ACM/NIST.


Virtually every scientific discipline has been impacted by the revolution of the digital age.  Modeling and simulation and the extraction of useful information from increasingly large data sets have become the sine qua non for progress in science and engineering (S&E).  Taking a broad view, it is obvious that without computation fields such as cosmology, general relativity, materials science(MD,MGI), nuclear, plasma, condensed matter and high energy physics (QCD) would be severely and negatively impacted.  Other fields, such as atomic and molecular physics rely on computation to produce accurate atomic data on fundamental atomic and molecular properties as well as collision and photonic cross sections required for many practical applications. This is not only important in catalyzing new discovery but also for technological advancement. In addition, the size of the data sets that aerated being generated from instruments such as telescopes, particle accelerators and sensors are becoming so large thatit is impossible to extract any really meaningful results  without large-scale computation and data analysis.  I use the term cyberscience to denote this new approach to discovery in S&E.  However, it is also the case that without accompanying developments in cyberinfrastucture ( hardware, software, networking ) this revolution would not have been possible. 

In this talk I will provide an overview of some of the interesting  developments that have been happening in CS and CI over the past few decades and speculate a bit on where things might be headed in the next decade as we face the challenges of Moores’s law beginning to fail.

Please email Sai Ramadugu ( if you wish to attend the seminar.

Tuesday, October 25, 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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