Computing summit has lots of atmosphere

Computing summit has lots of atmosphere

Some of the leaders in government supercomputing gathered at the SGI Federal High Performance Computing Summit earlier this month to talk about'what else?'the weather.


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SGI's second annual summit, held in Silver Spring, Md., concentrated on climate and weather computing projects and gave participants a chance to swap stories.

Top, Mike Clancy, chief scientist and deputy technical director of the Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center discuss computer platforms.

Bob Bishop, left center, chairman and chief executive officer of SGI, tells the one about the traveling parallel processor (well, not really) to Bill Feiereisen, far left, program manager for the High-Performance Computing and Communications Program NASA's Ames Research Center, and David Bottcher of Boeing Co.

Among those delivering presentations were:

  • Far left, Jim Taft, co-founder of the Terascale Applications group at NASA's Ames Research Center

  • Near left, Don Middleton, manager of the Visualization and Technologies Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Scientific Computing Division

  • Below left, Bruce Ross, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

  • Below right, James Fischer, project manager for the Earth and Space Science Project at NASA's HPCC.
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