Invited Talk: The COVID-19 HPC Consortium – A Model for Advanced Computing in Crisis Response with a Viable Future
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
TimeFriday, 19 November 20218:40am - 9:20am CST
DescriptionThis presentation will focus on the establishment, operation, and impacts of the COVID-19 HPC Consortium. This effort has been an unprecedented public-private partnership spanning academia, government and industry. The Consortium has enabled over 100 research teams in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and produced scores of publications, models, data collections, tools, and other resources. The Consortium has supported and informed both the national and international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The experience suggests a model for domestic and global collaboration in response to crises that could be sustained as a National Strategic Computing Reserve to ensure the nation is prepared for future crises (see recent White House release: National Strategic Computing Reserve: a Blueprint*). We will also explore broader issues that this experience points to that could be taken up to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the national research complex in responding to natural and man-made crises as well as to address the need to enable innovation and high-risk, high reward research.