Los Alamos, N.M. — Is Santa Fe becoming a major high-tech hang-out?
That most-recent image of this beautiful, four-centuries-old southwestern town will be reinforced August 28-30 as many of the nation’s top computer scientists gather in the “City Different” for a Symposium to Explore the State of the Art in Advanced Computing.
The Los Alamos Computer Science Institute 2000 Symposium will bring together computer science researchers from the government, national laboratories, major universities and industry. The annual meeting, sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and four universities, brings together the best minds in the field for technical talks and intense discussion. This year’s LACSI 2000 meeting takes place at the Eldorado Hotel in downtown Santa Fe. Media representatives are welcome, and may find registration and other information at http://lacsi.lanl.gov/ .
Paul Messina, who heads the Department of Energy’s Advanced Simulation and Computing Initiative, will present the Symposium’s keynote address, “ASCI and Computer Science.” Other prominent researchers in high-performance computing will present thought-provoking talks covering spectrum of computer science, from Open Source, Java and clustered computing, to petaFLOPS computing and future applications. The final half-day of the Symposium on August 30 will be dedicated to workshops and small discussion groups.
“This Symposium presents a unique opportunity for discussion of the most challenging aspects of high-performance computing,” said Andy White, co-director of the Institute. “We hope that this conference fosters relationships that will define the course of future computer science research.”
LACSI consists of computer science departments at universities, companies, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Institute’s goal is to enhance computer science while supporting the Department of Energy’s Advanced Simulation and Computing Initiative Office.
The Laboratory founded LACSI in 1998 to execute long-term research in support of high-performance computing critical to the Laboratory’s mission. When possible, the Institute applies its intermediate stages of research to current problems of national or global interest. LACSI operates as a partnership between Los Alamos and four academic institutions: Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Tennessee. Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy.