Tag: TeraGrid ’09
There was a new energy at this year’s TeraGrid ’09 conference thanks to an outstanding turnout for the student program. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, more than 100 high school, undergraduate and graduate students were able to participate in the conference.
Before he even took the podium, Ed Seidel was one of the buzz makers at the TeraGrid ’09 conference. The day before his keynote, it was announced that he was stepping in as acting assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s math and physical sciences directorate. For his talk at the conference, however, Seidel focused on the issues and efforts within his home at NSF, the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.
When it comes to a take-home from Tom Cheatham’s keynote speech at the TeraGrid ’09 conference in Arlington, Va., the subtitle says it all: “Chronicling the growth of a student to tenured professor in the NSF supercomputing center microcosm.” In his talk, he acknowledged how his career has tracked the evolution of the NSF centers, now TeraGrid, and would not have been possible without it.