The Exascale Era is Here.

Exascale Day Sessions

Welcome and Introduction

  • Jon Brown, Publisher & VP Market Intelligence, TechTarget

Kick off Exascale Day with our host Jon Brown and get ready to discover the power of 18 zeros.

Using Data for Good

  • Christine Goulet, Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Andrew McArthur, McMaster University, Canada
  • Andreas Prein, NCAR
  • Janice Zdankus, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Supercomputing is all around us and making the world a better place. In this panel, hear from 3 researchers working hard to improve the quality of our lives with the help of supercomputing.

Industry Insights with 3M

  • Gabe Turner, 3M
  • Jon Brown, TechTarget

Supercomputing is instrumental in designing the products we use every day. In this discussion, hear from Gabe Turner, HPC Solutions Architect at 3M about the role supercomputing plays in products they bring to market now, and in the future.

Encouraging Diversity in HPC

  • Alison Kennedy, STFC Hartree Centre and Women in HPC
  • Shin-Wen Kuo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Diversity is important in all industries, but perhaps especially so in supercomputing. Hear from Alison Kennedy, STFC Hartree Centre and co-founder of Women in HPC, and Shin-Wen Kuo, VP & COO of HPE’s HPC and AI business as they share practical ways organizations can encourage, hire, and promote diversity.

Exascale is Here!

  • Bronis de Supinski, Livermore Computing at LLNL
  • Gina Tourassi, NCCS, ORNL
  • Tim Williams, Argonne’s Computational Science Division
  • Trish Damkroger, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Now that we’ve arrived at the Exascale Era, hear from Oak Ridge National Laboratory on what’s next, including some early science results run on Frontier. Also hear from Argonne National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as they progress closer to their systems being online, and what preparations are underway so their science teams can hit the road running.

The View from the DoE

  • Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Office of Science for the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Justin Hotard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In this discussion, Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of the Office of Science for the U.S. Department of Energy, details the impacts of an Exascale machine on the DoE’s research arsenal — what it means for science, advancement, and increased access for people who make breakthroughs possible. Justin Hotard, HPE’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, HPC & AI, will also share his vision of the possibilities when Exascale meets AI and takes on big data workloads.


Hear from research scientists bent on making the world we live in safer and more sustainable; and leaders from the Department of Energy and National Laboratories that feature exascale-class supercomputing, and leaders from supercomputing centers around the world. The program will also feature a discussion covering practical ways to help our industry be more diverse.

Jon Brown
VP & Publisher, Market Intelligence

Gina Tourassi
Director of the National Center for Computational Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dave Kepczynski
Chief Information Officer
GE Research

Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Director of the Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy

Tim Williams
Computational Scientist, Deputy Director
Argonne’s Computational Science Division

Christine Goulet
Executive Director for Applied Science
Southern California Earthquake Center
University of Southern California

Andrew G. McArthur, Ph.D.
Director, Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Program
McMaster University

Alison Kennedy
Director, STFC Hartree Centre
Co-Founder of Women in HPC

Bronis de Supinski
Chief Technology Officer for Livermore Computing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Gabe Turner
HPC Solutions Architect

Andreas Prein
Project Scientist

Kimmo Koski
Managing Director
CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.

Justin Hotard
Executive Vice President & General Manager

Trish Damkroger
Chief Product Officer,
HPC & AI Business Unit

Shin-Wen Kuo
SVP & Chief Operating Officer
HPC & AI Business Unit

Janice Zdankus
Vice President,
Chief Technology Office Strategy

Paul Hunter
Managing Director
HPE North America