SC19 Birds of a Feather

“U.S. Strategic Computing – An Update”



  • Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Time: 12:15pm – 1:15 pm (MST)
  • Location: Colorado Convention Center (702), Denver, Colorado
  • Session leaders: Manish Parashar (NSF), Jake Taylor (OSTP), Bill Vanderlinde (DOE), Barry Schneider (NIST)


Under the auspices of the 2015 National Strategic Computing Initiative, U.S. government agencies have been working to maximize the benefits of high-performance computing for scientific discovery, economic competitiveness and national security. However, the scientific and technological landscapes are rapidly evolving, and it is time to revisit the goals and approaches needed to sustain and enhance leadership in strategic computing. To address this, the OSTP and NSTC’s NITRD Subcommittee formed a Fast Track Action Committee (FTAC) on Strategic Computing to develop recommendations to advance leadership in strategic computing. The FTAC co-chairs will lead this BoF by presenting the results of the committee deliberations and then opening the floor to continue the dialogue with the community about the next steps towards realizing a computing ecosystem that sustains and enhances U.S. scientific, technological, and economic leadership in strategic computing.