On May 25th, 2022, the NITRD Subcommittee will hold a symposium to mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Act of 1991 and the launching of the High-Performance Computing and Communications Program, now known as the NITRD Program. The NITRD 30th-Anniversary Symposium will bring together leading experts from the government, academic, and private sectors to both mark NITRD’s past accomplishments and look to the future. The full-day agenda includes speakers and panels in areas such as computing at scale, networking and security, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), privacy, and the internet of things (IoT). As a group, they will present the latest advances and discuss where research is headed.
As our lives become increasingly digital, cloud and HPC computing has transformed the way we interact, do business, do science, and entertain ourselves. Research investments in building distributed systems at scale, from algorithms, to networking, to operating systems, have enabled computation at a scale that was unimaginable 30 years ago. This rapid transformation creates unbounded opportunities but also raises new challenges to individual’s privacy, cybersecurity, and impacts on the social fabric of society. In this session, we celebrate the incredible achievements of HPC and cloud computing and consider the path forward. The panel will be moderated by Ben Zorn and will include the following speakers: Luiz Andre Barroso, Ian Foster, Timothy Pinkston, and Kathy Yelick.
Over the past few decades, the Internet and mobile phones have transformed the world. The underlying fixed and wireless networking infrastructure is being evolved by shifting and implementing more functionality in software. However, the software-enabled flexibility comes at a greater risk of security vulnerabilities. Given the critical importance of networking infrastructures around the globe, the security and trustworthiness of these networks is of paramount importance. This panel will look at the remarkable achievements in networking and discuss the key challenges and paths forward in securing this critical infrastructure. The panel will be moderated by Bob Bonneau and will include the following speakers: Nadya Bliss, Deborah Frincke, Jim Kurose, and Chris Ramming.