HPC Futures

Charles View Ballroom (Hyatt Regency Cambridge Massachusetts)

Charles View Ballroom

Hyatt Regency Cambridge Massachusetts

575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

HPC Futures is a one day exploration of ideas and planning for future computational research at the Boston area universities, institutes, hospitals, libraries and companies. Future needs may be driven both by ambitious research goals, by increasing needs to work across traditional academic and institutional boundaries, by increasing interaction with national and international cyberinfrastructures and by technological advances such as IoT, cloud computing, deep learning, computer hardware advances and cybersecurity considerations. We examine these issues within a celebration of the most exciting and important research happening in the Boston area.

Session Chairs: Christoph Paus(MIT), Paul Whitford (Northeastern University), Azer Bestavros(Boston University), Roscoe Giles(Boston University)



Saul Youssef
    • 8:20 AM 8:50 AM
    • 8:50 AM 9:00 AM
      WELCOME 10m
      Speaker: Gloria Waters (Boston University)
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Computing Challenges and Opportunities in the Quest for Gravitational Waves 30m
      Speaker: Erik Katsavounidis (MIT)
    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Geophysical Fluids - Big Data and Big Compute 30m
      Speaker: Christopher Hill (MIT)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Network Physiology 30m
      Speaker: Plamen Ivanov (Boston University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      COFFEE 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Reverse Engineering the Brain 30m
      Speaker: David Cox (Harvard University)
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Quantum Chemistry meets Quantum Dynamics - Simulating Photosynthetic Materials 30m
      Speaker: David Coker (Boston University)
    • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
      Exploring a Decade of Computing at Harvard to Forecast our Future 30m
      Speaker: James Cuff (Harvard University)
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      LUNCH 1h
    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Cloud Computing Trust and High Performance Computing 30m
      Speaker: John Manferdelli (Northeastern University)
    • 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
      AI Powering New Discoveries 30m
      Speaker: Marc Hamilton (NVIDIA)
    • 2:30 PM 3:10 PM
      The Future of Computation & Knowledge 40m
      Speaker: Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)
    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      COFFEE 20m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Microbial Systems Biology: From Basic Science to Applications 30m
      Speaker: James Galagan (Boston University)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Cloud Dataverse: merging Data-Centric Computing with Data Sharing 30m
      Speaker: Merce Crosas (Harvard University)
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Converging HPC and Cloud: The Massachusetts Open Cloud Approach 30m
      Speaker: Orran Krieger (Boston University)
    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
    • 5:20 PM 6:30 PM

      Azer Bestavros (Boston University)
      Chris Dagdigian (BioTeam Inc.)
      Patrick Dreher (MIT and NC State University)
      John Goodhue (MGHPCC)
      Christopher Hill (MIT)
      Jeremy Kepner (MIT/Lincoln Labs)
      Devesh Tiwari (Northeastern University)
      Scott Yockel (Harvard University)
      Saul Youssef (Boston University)

    • 6:30 PM 7:30 PM