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In Austin, Energy Secretary to Offer Supercomputer Resources to Industry

March 6, 2012 - 10:46am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be in Austin on Wednesday for an Innovation Summit to engage industry leaders about the opportunity to utilize the Department’s supercomputing capabilities to accelerate the development and design of new products and to improve industrial competitiveness.  Some of the country’s top technology CEOs will be in attendance, including AMD’s Rory Read, Cray’s Peter J. Ungaro, NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang, and others.  The Summit is organized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Through the National Laboratories, the Department of Energy operates several of the fastest, most powerful supercomputers in the world and allows industry to utilize its facilities and expertise to design everything from advanced nuclear reactors to more efficient automobile engines. 

Secretary Chu will deliver a keynote address to the Summit at 8:15 a.m. and will stay throughout the day for conversations with industry leaders and presentations from laboratory and industry leaders about the potential opportunities to utilize advanced computational modeling to accelerate product development. 

Wednesday, March 7

8:15 AM          Keynote Address by Energy Secretary Steven Chu

8:45 AM          Media availability with Secretary Chu, Laboratory Leaders and CEOs

9:00 AM          Panel Discussion with Industry & Laboratory Leaders on How to Engage with the Department’s Laboratories

WHERE:        The Radisson Hotel; 111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin

RSVP:            Media RSVP is required to Mike Silverman at AMD ( / 512.656.8452). Given that some proprietary information will be discussed, the remainder of the Summit (beyond the portions listed above) will be closed to press.