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U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Applied Mathematics Research Program SIAM Computational Science & Engineering March 5, 2009 Sandy Landsberg, Program Manager Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Office of Science Department of Energy. DOE Mission Elements. Energy

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    1. U.S. Department of Energy’sOffice of Science Applied Mathematics Research Program SIAM Computational Science & Engineering March 5, 2009 Sandy Landsberg, Program Manager Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Office of Science Department of Energy

    2. DOE Mission Elements Energy Nuclear power, clean coal, fusion reactors, enhanced oil recovery, bio-fuels, reliability & security of electric power grid, new engine designs Environment Carbon sequestration, nuclear waste storage, environmental cleanup, climate research National Security Nuclear stockpile stewardship 07/11/2008 SIAM Annual Meeting 2008 DLB-2 2

    3. What kinds of questions can CS&E help answer for DOE? Can we predict the operating characteristics of a clean coal power plant? • How stable is the plasma containment in a Tokamak? • How quickly is climate change occurring and what are the uncertainties in the predicted time scales? • How quickly can the US recover if part of the power grid became inoperable? • How can new materials be designed with a specified desirable set of properties? Answering these and other important questions involves study ofincreasingly complex physical and engineered systems 07/11/2008 Applied Math at the DOE David L. Brown 3

    4. Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Mission: Discover, develop, and deploy the computational and networking tools that enable researchers in the scientific disciplines to analyze, model, simulate, and predict complex phenomena important to theDepartment of Energy. 4

    5. It’s not all about hardware … CS&E advances are essential for the exponential performance increases that drive scientific discovery through computation Combustion modeling Modeling advances Algorithm advances Hardware advances Excerpt from: A Science-Based Case For Large Scale Simulation Volume 2 http://www.pnl.gov/scales/docs/SCaLeS_Report_Vol2.pdf 5

    6. Applied Mathematics Research Program Research on mathematical models, methods and algorithms to enable scientists to accurately understand complex physical, chemical, biological and engineered systems. • Currently supported research activities (~ 100 projects): • Advanced linear algebra • Discretization and meshing • Multiscale, multiphysics systems • UQ and error analysis • Optimization • Other research • Fellowships & workshops • Outreach to mathematics, computer science and computational science community von Neumann 1903-1957 6

    7. Applied Mathematics Research New Research Thrusts • Multiscale Mathematics & Optimization for Complex Systems • http://www.sc.doe.gov/ascr/Research/AM/ComplexSystemsWorkshopReport.pdf • http://www.sc.doe.gov/ascr/Research/AM/MultiscaleMathWorkshop1.pdf • http://www.sc.doe.gov/ascr/Research/AM/MultiscaleMathWorkshop2.pdf • http://www.sc.doe.gov/ascr/Research/AM/MultiscaleMathWorkshop3.pdf • Mathematics for Analysis of Petascale Data • http://www.science.doe.gov/ascr/ProgramDocuments/Docs/PetascaleDataWorkshopReport.pdf • Joint Mathematics / Computer Science Institute(s) • http://www.csm.ornl.gov/workshops/institutes/ • Mathematics of Cybersecurity • http://www.science.doe.gov/ascr/ProgramDocuments/Docs/CyberSecurityScienceDec2008.pdf • http://csmr.ca.sandia.gov/~tgkolda/pubs/bibtgkfiles/SAND2009-0805-eco%20Math%20for%20Cyber.pdf • Unsolicited proposals: • http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN09-01.html 7

    8. CS&E Community Involvement • Learn more about ASCR programs • Be a reviewer • Panel reviews • “Postal” reviews • Participate in DOE workshops • ASCR-sponsored • Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Nuclear Energy (NE) • Identify future research needs • Generate “strong” community interest • ACCOMPLISHMENTS! 8

    9. New “Breakthroughs” report • Each of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Applications will have a “breakthroughs” report to support FY11 DOE budget request • Each report will look back about eight years – the SciDAC era • What are the ten most important mathematical breakthroughs to computational science? • Not necessarily scaling issues, could be “more science per flop/byte stored/byte transmitted” • Please send your suggestions to david.keyes@columbia.edu 9

    10. Sandy Landsberg landsberg@ascr.doe.gov 301-903-8507 Steve Lee slee@ascr.doe.gov 301-903-5710 Karen Pao Karen.Pao@science.doe.gov 301-903-5384 Bill Spotz wfspotz@ascr.doe.gov 301-903-8268 http://www.science.doe.gov/ascr/Research/AppliedMath.html Questions? 10