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DOE Software Workshop March 31, 2011 Chicago. Presented by Suzy Tichenor Director, Industrial Partnerships Program Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing ( SciDAC ).
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DOE Software WorkshopMarch 31, 2011Chicago Presented by Suzy TichenorDirector, Industrial Partnerships Program Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) • What: 10 year DOE program to parallelize / scale legacy codes - write new DOE codes to take advantage of leadership computing systems • Why: To enable scientific discovery and address DOE mission critical problems in the physical, biological, and environmental sciences
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) How: • Applied math, CS, and physical sciences make proposals that call out specific collaborations • Institutes and Centers for Enabling Technology drive Scientific Application Partnerships • 35 projects: 9 centers, 4 institutes, 19 efforts in 12 application areas (Astrophysics, Accelerator Science, Climate, Biology, Fusion, Petabyte data, Materials & Chemistry, Nuclear physics, High Energy physics, QCD, Turbulence, Groundwater)
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Output: • Developed over 60 SW packages to solve breadth of SW challenges relevant to today’s multicore environment
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Opportunity: • DOE has never had focused outreach about the potential applicability of this software to private sector SW developers
Why Reach Out to the Private Sector • DOE recognizes that the cost and difficulty to scalablly parallelize legacy codes can be prohibitive…especially for small busiesses • Also a challenge for large (Fortune 500) firms that still maintain internal SW development capabilities
Workshop Goals • Introduce ISVs / industryto this software and its developers • Explain the process to obtain at no cost • Include small businesses who are particularly vulnerable to the high cost / difficulty of transitioning legacy codes to multicore • Identify private sector SW development requirements to help DOE understand areas for collaboration..and potential SBIR topics.
Workshop Agenda • One day • “Speed dating” format: Quick hits on a number of SciDAC tools and applications • Explanation of the SBIR program: how it works • Overview of key open source licensing concepts (i.e this is readily accessible) • Discussion of Cost (generally none)
Observations • 65 attendees representing large and small ISVs, user companies with internal software development capabilities, engineering service firms, universities • Most firms were not aware of the SciDAC program and the availability of this software • Most attendees discovered something that they think they can use • Most attendees wanted more information and we provided contact data for follow up. • A solid first effort, with room to grow.
Contact David Skinner SciDAC Outreach Center firstname.lastname@example.org www.scidac.gov Suzy Tichenor Director, Industrial Partnerships Program Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate email@example.com