Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Links to speaker presentations are posted below.

Industry-National Laboratory Workshop on Modeling and Simulation

Agenda

Workshop Co-Chairs

Pradip Das
Technology Lead, Global Strategy/IFS
Monsanto Company

Thomas Zacharia
Deputy for Science & Technology
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Reception / Advanced Registration

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (confirmed)
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Panel Session #1

Topic: How to Engage with DOE's Laboratories

This panel will explore the various ways that industry can interact effectively with the national laboratories. Panelists with deep domain expertise from industry and two national laboratories will discuss a variety of contracting vehicles and partnership arrangements, with an eye toward the most effective engagements. This session is expected to be highly interactive with audience participation through questions and comments.

Moderator

  • Casey Porto, Senior Vice President for Commercialization and Deployment, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Panelists

  • Jennifer Caldwell, Group Leader, Technology Commercialization, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    presentation
  • Karina Edmonds, Technology Transfer Coordinator, US Department of Energy
    presentation
  • Tom Lange, Director, Modeling and Simulation, Procter & Gamble
    presentation
  • Jack Wells, Director of Science, National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    presentation

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Parallel Panel Session #2

Topic #1: Modeling and Simulation for Energy Security and Ecosystem Sustainability

Domain experts will provide perspectives on the value of advanced modeling and simulation to solve problems at the intersection of energy security, environmental change and sustainability of ecosystem services.

Co-Moderators

  • Beth Calabotta, Director of Bioenergy, Monsanto Company
  • Reinhold Mann, Associate Laboratory Director for Environment and Life Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Panelists

  • Robin Graham, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, Argonne National Laboratory
    presentation
  • Dave Gustafson, Environmental and Agricultural Policy Modeling Lead, Monsanto Company
    presentation
  • James Hack, Director, National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    presentation

Topic #2: The Role of Math in Simulation and Data Analysis Problems

The design and evaluation of industrial products and processes across the US economy increasingly relies on sophisticated modeling, applied math, and high-performance computing tools.  The national laboratories have pioneered the use of advanced mathematics in their own mission areas, and now have an opportunity to improve American competitiveness through application of this knowledge to the private sector.  This panel will examine case studies of the use of lab algorithms and associated computing technology, as well as the partnership models that enable effective collaboration between the labs and the private sector.

Co-Moderators

  • Thomas Halsey, Scientific Computing Director, ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Katherine Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, and NERSC Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Panelists

  • Dale Moseley, Global Project Manager, Simulation Technology, Goodyear Innovation Center, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • James Sethian, Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, and Head, Mathematics Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Guido Smits, Principal Research Scientist, Corporate R&D - Materials Science & Engineering, The Dow Chemical Company
    presentation

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch/Keynote

Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and
Chairman, National Laboratories Directors’ Council

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Parallel Panels Session #3

Topic #1: Back to the Future: How Today's Large Scale Data Management Challenges Resemble the Seismic Processing - Interpretation Challenges of the 1980's.

This panel discussion will look at the similarity between machine and data limitations of the 1980 and 1990s,  in the world of seismic imaging,  and the challenges of “big data” in the 2010s.  The ratio of hardware/software limitations in the 80s compared to the volumes of data that were being processed, is very similar to the ratio of hardware and data volumes that data driven “social companies of today” are dealing with.  This discussion will try and generate opportunities for future work based on Lab capabililties and present industry challenges.

Co-Moderators

  • Peter Breunig, General Manager of Technology Management and Architecture, Chevron
    presentation
  • Paul Dotson, Associate Director for Theory, Simulation, Computation, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Panelists

  • Keith Gray, Manager of High Performance Computing , BP
    presentation
  • William (Bill) Volz, Senior Research Scientist (Ret.), Chevron Corporation
    presentation
  • Josh Wills, Director of Data Science, Cloudera
    presentation

Topic #2: Bioinformatics: Advances and Challenges in Simulation and Modeling

What if we could model and simulate biological processes the way we model aerodynamics and electronic circuits? Advances in protein structure analysis, systems biology, analysis of next generation sequencing data, are evolving into integral predictive tools of modern biological research. This panel examines the challenges we face and the opportunities for DOE Laboratories and industry to collaborate in developing and applying emerging technologies.

Co-Moderators

  • Raymond Bair, Chief Computational Scientist for Applications, Computing, Environment, and Life Sciences, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago
  • Jacob Koehler, Global Leader, Bioinformatics, Dow AgroSciences, The Dow Chemical Company
    presentation

Panelists

  • Lane Arthur, Vice President, Information Management, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business
    presentation
  • Matt Hahn, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Accelrys
    presentation
  • Christopher Henry, Assistant Computer Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
    presentation
  • Jeremy Smith, Director, Center for Molecular BiophysicsOak Ridge National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory/University of Tennessee Governor’s Chair
    presentation
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Panel Session #4

Topic: Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) Case Study: An Industry-National Laboratory -University Modeling and Simulation Partnership in Progress

CASL is the DOE's first Energy Innovation Hub. It was launched in 2010 as a public-private partnership to apply existing modeling and simulation capabilities, and also develop advanced capabilities, to create a usable environment for predictive simulation of light water reactors. One of CASL's strategic goals is to "Deploy New Partnership and Collaboration Paradigms", reflecting the importance of these partnerships to the success of CASL and to DOE Energy Innovation Hubs in general. A key aspect of CASL's current and future success is the strength, role, and commitment of its industrial partners Westinghouse, EPRI, and TVA. These firms will discuss the partnerships and working arrangements forged to date in terms of best practices and lessons learned. 

Moderator

  • Doug Kothe, Director, Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
    presentation

Panelists

  • Dennis Hussey, Senior Project Manager,
    EPRI Fuel Reliability Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    presentation
  • Rose Montgomery, Senior Project Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority
    presentation
  • Sumit Ray, Director, Methods & Technology Development, Nuclear Fuel, Westinghouse Electric Company
    presentation
4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Break

4:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception

7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Keynote

Mark Papermaster, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AMD

Thursday, March 8, 2012

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Parallel Panels Session #1

Topic #1: Accelerating Vehicle Calibration through Modeling and Simulation

A modern vehicle has many, perhaps hundreds of adjustable parameters, both in hardware and software, many of which are coupled and all of which affect the driver's experience. Today, vehicle calibration is labor intensive and relies on testing vehicles under a wide variety of conditions. Developing more predictive tools will enable the engine companies to reduce the cost of calibration and improve the time to market of new products.

Moderator:

  • Robert Carling, Director, Transportation Energy Center, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Xinqun Gui, Manager of Powertrain Technology and Electronic Engine Controls, Deere & Company
    presentation

Panelists:

  • Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow, Automation and Control Solutions , Honeywell
    presentation
  • Fred Streitz, Director, Institute for Scientific Computing Research, Computation Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Michael O. Harpster, Director - Propulsion Systems Research Lab, Global Research and Development

Topic #2: Accelerating the Path to Alternative Energy through Modeling and Simulation (Wind, Biofuels, Solar)

This panel will focus on barriers to large scale deployment of cost effective renewable energy - wind, solar and biofuels.  Representatives from industry and national labs will describe current modeling and simulation R&D and future challenges that may best be addressed through partnerships between industry and the national labs.

Co-Moderators:

  • Dario Gil, Program Director, Smarter Energy, IBM Research
    presentation
  • Ray Stults,  Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Panelists:

  • Steve Hammond, Center Director, Computation Science Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    presentation
  • Edmundo Larenas, Scientist and Project Leader, Bioethanol Enzyme Development, Genencor, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    presentation

  • Gary Leonard, Technical Director - Aero Thermal and Mechanical Systems, GE Global Research
    presentation
  • Jim McCaa, Director, Advanced Applications, 3TIER, Inc.
    presentation

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Panel Session #2

Topic:  Multicore to Exascale: Architectural Changes and Challenges

The fundamental building block of today’s supercomputers (the node) has continued to evolve over the past several years into a something that is extremely powerful but challenging to harness.  We have assembled some of the foremost CEOs and leaders in HPC to discuss the technical barriers associated with developing these new technologies as well as the partnerships required to enable solutions to our toughest scientific challenges. 

Co-Moderators:

  • Alan Lee, Corporate Vice President of Research and Advanced Development, AMD Research
  • Jeff Nichols, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Panelists:

  • Steve Scott, CTO Tesla, Nvidia Corp.
    presentation
  • Stephen Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow, Chief Technology Officer for the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group, and General Manager for Datacenter and Connected Systems Pathfinding, Intel Corporation.
    presentation

  • Dave Turek, Vice President, Exascale Computing, IBM
  • Peter Ungaro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cray Inc.
    presentation
1130 - 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch

Topic: Next Steps Discussion with Panel Co-Moderators

1:00 p.m.

Adjourn

Afternoon

Optional Tours AMD