Report of the sixth annual International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop in Cleveland
15 Oct 2015 Cleveland - In the OH-Tech blog, Alan Chalker from the Ohio Supercomputer Center published a report on the sixth annual International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop in Cleveland. Hosted jointly by Pankaj Shah, executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, and Suzy Tichenor, of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the IISW was held in conjunction with the 2015 Internet2 Technology Exchange. The workshop is a venue for invited attendees to meet, network and share best practices in order to improve collaboration and help expand industrial use of HPC. Keynote speaker was Tom Lange, who retired in January as Procter & Gamble's director for Modeling and Simulation in Corporate R&D. "Lange's consistent message is one we embrace and it goes hand-in-hand with what many from within IISW believe: That supercomputing offers industry a critical competitive edge when harnessed. The benefits - traditionally used to pursue scientific objectives by governments and academia - help industry by providing resources and expertise in a more visual and cost-effective way", writes Alan Chalker.