20 Years in the Making
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program celebrated 20 years of excellence as part of the 2011 annual program review, July 20-23 in Arlington, Virginia.
The meeting took place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and attracted over 200 attendees including fellows, alumni, academic advisors, and DOE laboratory and headquarters staff. The group gathered to celebrate the past two decades of computational science, discuss the impact of the DOE CSGF program, learn about the research of fellows, reconnect with alumni, and strategize for the future of high-performance computing.
Since 1991, the DOE CSGF program has been committed to building a community of leaders dedicated to advancing science and engineering through the use of computational methods and high-performance computing. By way of an annual program review, the fellowship provides a unique opportunity to gather people from a variety of disciplines and organizations, all while serving to build and strengthen relationships in the DOE community that will last a lifetime.
HPC Workshop. Attendees participated in the third-annual HPC Workshop on Wednesday, July 20. A precursor to the annual conference, the major goal of this workshop was to discuss the challenges in utilizing high-performance computing for scientific and engineering research, effective methods for addressing these challenges, and available software tools. New in 2011, the one-day session included three breakout sessions focused on gaining access to DOE supercomputers to advance research objectives.
Building a Community of Leaders. While surrounded by scientific peers and world-renowned researchers in the Washington D.C. area, attendees enjoyed countless opportunities to engage with each other during workshops, DOE laboratory and fellows’ poster sessions, luncheons, and other social functions.