As you will read many times throughout this site, high-performance computing is a tool to help spur American innovation and make us more competitive in the global energy marketplace. But high-performance computing modeling and simulation is more than just the millions of processors and miles of cable that make up today’s supercomputers — it is the men and women of our national laboratories who envision a scientific leap forward and write the complex code to make it reality. It is also our private-sector partners bringing us unique problems that challenge us to innovate and to move our thinking beyond a laboratory to real-world solutions.
We intend this HPC for Energy website to be a resource for every size business — from the entrepreneurial small business to a Fortune 100 corporation. The site will showcase the computing capabilities resident at our national laboratories and chronicle ongoing partnerships between national laboratories and the private sector in energy technology. In addition, the site lays out a national roadmap for advancing energy technologies through a series of events, conferences and symposia around the country focusing on energy technology and the role high performance computing can play in making our energy future cleaner and more efficient. We will follow the activities of energy sector specialists from our national laboratories as they travel around the country engaging public and private-sector experts in the pursuit of advanced energy technology through high-performance computing.
From oil, natural gas and coal to nuclear, wind and solar, we are a nation of rich and diverse energy resources. High-performance computing modeling and simulation can help us maximize those resources in an environmentally responsible manner and make the United States more competitive in the 21st-century economy.
About the Author:
Tomás Díaz de la Rubia is the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he is responsible for the continued long-term health of science, technology, and engineering at the lab. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles focused on the application of high-performance computing to materials properties in extreme environments. Dr. Díaz de la Rubia was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2002 and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007.