SC21 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

HPC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moderator: Piotr Luszczek (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Hatem Ltaief (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST))

Panelists: David Keyes (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)), Rick Stevens (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), University of Chicago), Florent Duchaine (CERFACS, France), Makoto Tsubokura (Kobe University, Japan), Daniel Jacobson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)), Patricia Kovatch (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Columbia University)

Abstract: This panel brings together many experts across a vast range of scientific disciplines from numerical simulation to data-informed diagnosis in order to feature the contributions made over the past 12+ months by the HPC community to provide a multimodal response to the world-wide emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the ensuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Their recent efforts highlight the importance of computational science as a tool that helps uncover the structure and mechanics of the viral spread and drastically reduces the number of candidate treatments eligible for laboratory testing. From the transformative medical advances to drug discovery driven by supercomputing, this panel spans a range of approaches to the ongoing crisis and the upcoming challenges of mutating virus variants and vaccine hesitancy. By casting our panelist selection net widely, we hope for a vigorous discussion and productive interaction toward comprehensive conclusions to be drawn by the attendees.


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