SURA IT Committee - Regional CASC Meeting


Sheraton Four Points * 1201 K Street, NW * Washington, DC
March 7, 2006



8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:30am Welcome and Overview Jerry Draayer – SURA President

8:40am The Importance of Grid Computing for SCOOP Phillip Bogden – SCOOP Director

9:00am Vision for an IBM Distributed Regional Grid Service Ed Seidel - LSU

9:30am IBM Partnership Proposal and Power5 Overview Ravi Arimilli – IBM Fellow

Ravi Arimilli is an IBM Fellow and Chief Architect and is largely responsible for development of the IBM Power5 architecture. He has won IBM's Inventor of the Year award each year since 1998 and is the youngest IBM fellow. He has 300 patents to his name and is currently listed among the top 10 patent holders alive in the USA. Ravi is regarded as IBM's leading expert on symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) system structures, cache/memory hierarchies and system bus protocols.

10:30 SURA - IBM Programmatic Partnership Janis Landry-Lane IBM - Higher Ed

& Deep Computing Segment Executive


11:00am NSF OCI Overview and Current Programs Jose Munoz - Deputy Office Director/Senior

Scientific Advisor – NSF Office of the Director

12:00 Noon Lunch

12:30pm Working Session Gary Crane / Ed Seidel

4:30 Meeting adjourns


6:30pm IT Committee – SURA CASC member joint dinner – Location: Sheraton Four Points

Invited Dinner Guest – Dr. Dan Atkins, Director of the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure


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