This meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
“NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology” – so says the NIST web site. NIST has had a successful history of being involved in advanced computing. For example, NIST Special Publication 800-53 has become the foundation of essentially all cybersecurity plans for advanced computing facilities in the public sector. NIST definitions for cloud computing rendered inchoate hype into what was at least a set of clear concepts. There are tremendous needs and opportunities for NIST in advanced computing, in both high performance computing and big data computing. We are approaching the 30th anniversary of the High Performance Computing Act. Things are very different now and changing rapidly. This talk will be heavy on opinions based on decades of experience in advanced computing and will provide the perspective of one person who has had a career in research and development that was absolutely dependent upon the services of NIST. Provocative and hopefully interesting topics will be presented for discussion.