DECEMBER 14-15, 2006

Thursday, December 14

Open Session

8:00 a.m.

Working breakfast (entire committee and all guests)


Discuss the study charge and the goals of the parallel workshops (Lyons)


Break into four concurrent workshops (check room assignments). The workshops will follow the agendas below from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., when a plenary sesion will take place.

Four Concurrent Workshops: Astrophysics, the Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical Separations, and Evolutionary Biology

Define the Science/Engineering Requirements


Presentation(s) or discussion to identify the major research questions for the field (independent of the role computing may or may not play)




Reach consensus on the list of major research questions that should be considered by the study and identify any documents (e.g., consensus reports) that support inclusion of items on the list.


For which of these major research questions would high-end modeling, simulation, and analysis play an irreplaceable role? List this subset of research challenges, which will be referred to as “computation-dependent challenges.” Describe what could be accomplished with high-end computing and what kind(s) of infrastructure is (are) needed. Could other techniques (e.g., experiments, observation, more traditional theory) serve as a substitute? If this high-end capability is not proactively developed, what would be lost?

12:15 p.m.

Working lunch in breakout rooms

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