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1 1 Council on Competitiveness High Performance Computing Project Suzy Tichenor EDUCAUSE Policy 2005 April 6, 2005

2 2 2 Council Background Founded 1986 by John Young (CEO Hewlett- Packard) Non-profit, non-partisan Mission –Set a public policy action agenda that drives economic growth and raises the standard of living for all Americans Continued

3 3 3 Council Background Membership –Only national organization whose membership is comprised exclusively of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders Leadership –Chairman: Duane Ackerman, CEO, BellSouth Corporation –Immediate Past Chair: Raymond Gilmartin, CEO, Merck –University Vice Chairman: Wayne Clough, President, Georgia Institute of Technology –Labor Vice Chairman: TBA

4 4 4 Changing Competitive Environment U.S. is facing more serious global competitive challenges than in the past We can no longer compete on traditional cost and quality terms The ability to create new value will determine competitive advantage

5 5 5 U.S. must innovate… or abdicate its historic and unique economic role in the world Changing Competitive Environment

6 6 6 How do we create an innovation-based economy? Finance and Investment Education Legal and regulatory environment Critical emerging technologies that will drive future economic growth National Innovation Initiative

7 7 7 High performance computing is a key ingredient in America’s innovation capacity High Performance Computing and Innovation

8 8 8 HPC is an innovation accelerator –HPC shrinks “time-to-insight” and “time-to-solution” for both discovery and invention Modeling and simulation with HPC has become the “third leg” of science, along with theory and experimentation The country that wants to out-compete must out- compute

9 9 9 High Performance Computing Project A program of the Council’s National Innovation Initiative Objective: Stimulate and facilitate wider usage of HPC across the private sector to propel productivity, innovation and competitiveness. Approach Determine whether the private sector is using HPC as aggressively as it could and should. –If not…why not: business & technical barriers Explore the role of public-private sector partnerships to address barriers Leverage government investment in HPC R&D, systems and expertise to advance industrial and national competitiveness

10 10 Project Participants Private sector HPC users U.S. Government agencies and laboratories HPC manufacturers and software developers

11 11 Advisory Committee

12 12 Advisory Committee

13 13 Advisory Committee

14 14 Grand Challenges Barriers Solutions Advisory Committee Case Studies Workshops User Conferences HPC User Surveys

15 15 HPC Project: Year 1 Findings

16 16 HPC Is Essential to Business Survival

17 17 HPC Drives Business Competitiveness Reducing design costs through virtual prototyping Reducing physical tests for faster time to market Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney

18 18 HPC Drives Business Competitiveness Breakthrough insights for manufacturers –Procter & Gamble uses HPC to model production of Pringles ® and Pampers ® Image courtesy of The Proctor & Gamble Company

19 19 HPC Drives Business Competitiveness Shortened product development cycles –Entertainment industry must compete with foreign animation studios Image courtesy DreamWorks Animation SKG

20 20 Winning Globally Requires HPC-Driven Solutions “Public funding is needed to secure global leadership” [in aircraft, engines and equipment] (European Aeronautics: A Vision for Meeting Society’s Needs and Winning Global Leadership)

21 21 Companies are not Using HPC as Aggressively as Possible –Lack of computational scientists (internal or external) –Not enough people in the pipeline –Poor match between skills taught and skills needed Education and Training Barriers

22 22 Companies are not Using HPC as Aggressively as Possible Business Culture Barriers: –Is HPC an investment, or a cost? –What is the return on investment (ROI)?

23 23 Companies are not Using HPC as Aggressively as Possible Result: –Companies don’t have the HPC tools they want and need –Many companies have important computational problems that they cannot solve

24 24 Companies are not Using HPC as Aggressively as Possible Technical Barriers –Legacy applications software inhibits usage –Codes are often not scalable for broader industrial use –Software licensing costs are growing, becoming a barrier for some sites

25 25 Supercharging US Innovation with HPC Action Agenda: Refine business and value models –“Upreach” to the board room level – get CEO buy-in Improve HPC education and training –Multidisciplinary training; parallel programming methods Close the software gap Strengthen partnerships among government, industry and university groups

26 26 Competitiveness Impact Standing still is falling behind! Remain In Market Break out of the Pack HPC Performance HPC Usage Tomorrow’s Products Competitive Necessity Competitive Discriminator Competitive Opportunity Innovation

27 27 Conclusion To out-compete You must out-compute

28 28 Council on Competitiveness Resources Available via Innovate America HPC Users Survey HPC Users Conference Report and DVD HPC Users Conference July13, 2005

29 29 Council Contacts National Innovation Initiative Chad Evans, VP/NII Project Director: David Attis, Policy Director: High Performance Computing Suzy Tichenor, VP/HPC Project Director: Melyssa Fratkin, Policy Director, HPC:


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