August 4, 2015
Fred Streitz, right, director of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center, participated in one of the forum's panels, “Software — Partnerships Key to an Innovative Ecology.”
Photo by Julie Russell/LLNL
Software development is rapidly transforming computing technology to the benefit of society, but the scarcity of "computing talent in the pipeline" impacts the pace of progress, a panel of computing experts concluded Thursday at Casa Real in Pleasanton.
The lunchtime discussion, under the title "Software — Partnerships Key to an Innovative Ecology," was part of the 7th Annual Innovation Forum, sponsored by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group. Moderating the event was Peter Burrows of Bloomberg News.
Panelists included Jackie Chen of Sandia National Laboratory, Rob Neely of Lawrence Livermore, Rob Sadow of the Pleasanton-based startup Scoop, and Fred Streitz, director of Lawrence Livermore's High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC).
Neely, a deputy division leader in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing, talked about the critical need for new high performance computing (HPC) applications to deliver on the Lab's national security missions, notably stewardship of the nation's nuclear weapons.