11:15

Discussion of study tasks and scope

George Strawn, NSF chief information officer and chair of NITRD steering group for the study (presenter)

Sally Howe, NCO/NITRD associate director

12:15 p.m.

Working lunch

1:00

Initial thoughts from the computational science and engineering subgroup of the committee (Choudhary, Colella, Head-Gordon, Wooley) on the context, scope, and goals of the study.

Discussion leader: Phil Colella, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1:45

Plenary discussion of the charge, definitions, scope, plan of work, audience(s), and desired outcomes of the study and desired outcomes of the study

2:45

Break

3:00

Overview of the important scientific and technological problems in astrophysics

Christopher McKee, University of California at Berkeley (by speakerphone)

4:00

NSF perspectives on the study

Arden Bement, NSF director

Note: NSF’s perspective is included as an example of an agency that relies on high-end computing. This does not imply that the study will focus preferentially on NSF interests.

4:30

Open discussion of the role of high-end computing in science and engineering

5:15

Reception (guests invited)

6:15

Adjourn

Saturday, September 30


Closed Session

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



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