Authors: Laura Ulibarri (Maui High Performance Computing Center), Ronnie Hedgepeth (US Department of Defense HPC Modernization Program), Justin Fletcher (US Air Force Research Laboratory), Roy Campbell (US Department of Defense HPC Modernization Program), Christine Cuicchi (US Department of Defense HPC Modernization Program), Sandy Landsberg (US Department of Defense HPC Modernization Program)
Abstract: The DoD has invested significant time and funding to support a large base of users on a variety of HPC-backed projects. This BoF will use lightning talks about current research, plans, and thrusts to illustrate DoD goals and opportunities for engagement. These lightning talks are intended to help external organizations and researchers connect with DoD users and sites to encourage partnerships and help solve problems. External engagement will help DoD users and sites grow expertise and connect to the larger HPC community.
Long Description: The DoD has invested significant time and funding to support a large base of users and HPC-backed projects for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. With basic research happening in Chemistry, CFD, FEA/FEM, GIS, and Space-based awareness, keeping internal users and external partners current on DoD thrusts and plans is difficult. This BoF is an opportunity to connect the DoD leadership and userbase with the larger community as a whole. Stronger internal and external lines of communication will keep the DoD up-to-date on recent advances and will keep industry partners and external researchers current on DoD priorities and opportunities. New technologies can have a large impact on existing applications and research thrusts, but the domain-specific groups may not have the knowledge or ability to get started using the new technologies. This forum is an opportunity to connect internal and external experts to accelerate innovation and to find out the most pressing issues facing DoD HPC. By giving external organizations insight into DoD priorities, new partnerships, research, and funding opportunities may arise.
The result of this BoF will be a report to the DoD HPCMP leadership summarizing the discussions and potential opportunities. At the leadership team's discretion this report may be published for consumption by a wider audience.
The intended audience for the BoF is DoD users, other federal government employees, current and potential industry partners, and external researchers whose work may benefit from collaboration with the DoD.
Topics of discussion may include GPUs, Machine Learning, Cloud, application portability, performance portability, parallel programming, performance optimization, and networking.
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