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1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign NCSA In Partnership with OAS-ARTCA Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation Danny Powell Executive Director National Center for Supercomputing Applications University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology Washington, DC October 18, 2012

2 Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology Basic Facts about NCSA Applied Research Unit of the University of Illinois –Established in 1986 with funding from NSF and State of Illinois Physical Facilities –NCSA Building: 140,000 sq.ft. –Data Center: 80,000 sq.ft. (20,000 sq.ft. raised floor) Computing Resources –Mid-Range Supercomputing systems: ~150 TF –11+ Petaflop (Largest NSF-funded compute system) – Blue Waters - Cray –Archival storage system: 500+ PB (and growing) Staff - 260+ FTE – 90% Technical Staff Funding - State/National/International/Industrial sources – 88% project partnerships International Program - 25+ institutions from 14+ countries Industrial Program - 23+ companies (Fortune 50/100/500, smaller tech companies) Intellectual Property (IP) - Open source – openly shared (vast majority)

3 NCSA – Mission / Goals As an NSF-funded National Center –Provide high end compute and data resources to scientists and engineers. As an Applications-Support center –Work with those scientists/engineers/industry/government communities and teams to Understand what it is they are trying to do Provide them with (or develop where needed) the tools, software systems, expertise and services to achieve their goals in ways that havent been available to them to date. Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology

4 Theoretical & Basic Research Commercialization & Production (.com or.org) Applied Prototyping & Development Optimization & Robustification NCSA Bridges the Gap BETWEEN Basic Research & Commercialization Product Life Cycle Phase 1 Feasibility Phase 3 Prototyping Phase 4 Production/ Deployment Phase 0 Concept/ Vision Universities & Labs Private Industry Application Phase 2 Design/ Development Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology NCSA Bridges Basic Research and Commercialization with Application

5 Outline Basic info about NCSA Blue Waters – PetaScale Computer Advanced Information Systems Examples of current scientific support role Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology

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8 Effective Global Science - Its Not All About the Technology Increasingly, more key, complex R&D issues require Team Science Increasingly, more effective Team Science projects include interdisciplinary and international cooperation Successful interdisciplinary/international collaborations require effective collaborative cyber-infrastructure frameworks Successful interdisciplinary/international collaborations require effective relationships Successful scientific relations, more often require time and effort and trust The Social Engineering aspects of successful interdisciplinary/international activities are more difficult than the Technical Engineering aspects

9 International Founding member of OAS-ARTCA Current, active partner of OAS-ARTCA –Joint projects (Pan American Advanced Studies Institute)(Radical Innovation Summit) –Enabling supercomputing resources for the OAS-ARTCA Hemispheric Scalable Research Challenge –Executive Immersion Program – participating resource –Active participant in multiple working groups – providing network infrastructure for video conference meetings Additional active collaborations with: –Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, West Indies, Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology

10 International Goals Important that we, as a Global Community, have the opportunities and the environments (technical/social/political) to effectively work together on important problems Together we can solve more challenges (and more effectively) than we can individually –Education –Hazard planning and response –Technology driven economic development –Public health –Environmental management –Climate modeling –Scientific discovery –Human engineered systems Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology

11 Example of International Partnership : Natural Hazard Assessment / Response 6 years ago - Initially a Seismic Risk Assessment/Planning Tool –Consequence based risk management for seismic events –Consortium of 8 universities- Built for Memphis, Tennessee Selected by European Consortium as best platform Picked up and used by multiple countries –Austria, China, Korea, New Zealand, Turkey, West Indies, others.. –Discussions w/ MesoAmerica, India, Jamaica, Lebanon, Costa Rica.. Extended by international community –Multi-Hazard – Emergency Response –Improvement on existing features (e.g. transportation models) –New models (housing relocation, plume modeling, socio-economic, …) New Open Source Consortium – looking to share –Setting up processes, management – looking for more participation –Share the technology – share the improvements – coordinate training –Integrate new community models (urban planning, environmental management, medical response, …) Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology

12 Conclusion NCSA is one of many partners, and one of many significant assets of the OAS-ARTCA efforts –We were a founding member –We have been, and will continue to be actively involved in OAS- ARTCA activities Scientific R&D is a global contact sport. We have a long history of collaborating with international partners – and a strong desire to extend the relationships we have with our Central / South American and Caribbean partners. We would be happy to discuss potential opportunities ! NCSA website: ncsa.illinois.edu Contact info: –Danny Powell –danny@ncsa.illinois.edudanny@ncsa.illinois.edu Seventh Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology


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