OLCF 25th Anniversary Celebration
This year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is celebrating 25 years of leadership in high performance computing. Our position in this vital field can be traced to the High Performance Computing Act of 1991 and the creation of the ORNL Center for Computational Sciences in May 1992. Following the passage of the Department of Energy (DOE) High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004, the Center for Computational Science was selected as the first DOE Leadership Computing Facility and was renamed the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF).
On the morning of November 7, 2017, we plan to have a celebration featuring many distinguished speakers who have helped shape the OLCF. We will celebrate OLCF’s history, discuss the science and innovation enabled by high performance computing, and think about the future of massively parallel computing.
Please register here if you are planning to attend. All attendees without and ORNL badge must register to be granted access to ORNL.
In conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration, Dr. Martin Karplus will present a special Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Policy, titled “What Does the Future Hold?” Dr. Karplus is the Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Harvard University and a co-recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He pioneered methods in computational chemistry and utilized the capabilities of high performance computing to develop multiscale models for complex chemical systems. The special Wigner Lecture is a lab-wide event for all ORNL staff. Participants in the 25th anniversary celebration are welcome to attend. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.
The last day to register is October 26th.
OLCF 25th Anniversary Celebration
November 7, 2017
All events take place in the Tennessee rooms of the ORNL Conference Center, building 5200.
|8:00 a.m.||OLCF History Video|
|8:15 a.m.||Welcome Address||Thomas Zacharia
Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
|8:45 a.m.||Opening Panel:|
Building the Conditions for Innovation
PICS PI, ORNL Corporate fellow
President and CEO Cray Inc
Robert C. Ward
Professor of Computer Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee
Computational Scientist, Descartes Labs, 2013 CSGF Fellow
|9:45 a.m.||Invited Talk:|
Technical Innovation over the last 25 years and into the future
|Nicholas M. Donofrio
Former EVP of Innovation and Technology, IBM
|10:15 a.m.||Networking Break|
|10:45 a.m.||Invited Talk:|
American Competitiveness Through Modeling and Simulation
|J. Michael McQuade
Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at United Technologies
|11:15 a.m.||Invited Talk:|
Supercomputing and TVA
TVA Vice President,
Transmission Strategic Projects & Initiatives
|11:35 a.m.||Invited Talk:|
Science Innovation and HPC
Director of the UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics
|12:05 a.m.||Adjourn for Lunch and Tours|
|12:30 p.m.||Tour 1 of OLCF||Building 5600 Computer Overlook|
|1:30 p.m.||Cookies and refreshments||Conference Center Lobby|
|2:00 p.m.||Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture|
Registration for the OLCF 25th Anniversary Celebration event does not guarantee you a seat at the Wigner Lecture. Please arrive early to secure your seat. There will be overflow seating in the JICS Auditorium in building
|Dr. Martin Karplus
Harvard University, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
|3:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks|
|3:45 p.m.||Tour 2 of OLCF||Building 5600 Computer Overlook|
ORNL Guest House: You can now make a reservations at the ORNL Guest House.
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Maps and Directions to ORNL: https://www.ornl.gov/content/maps-and-directions
Map to ORNL Visitor Center: https://www.ornl.gov/sites/default/files/or_area.pdf
Map of Visitor Center and Parking: https://www.ornl.gov/sites/default/files/visitor_map.pdf