Time 10/16/17 04:00PM-05:15PM
Room Grand Ballroom B/C
The ubiquity of smartphones, sophisticated cloud services and the rapid pace of innovative technology entering the consumer market every day has created extreme misperceptions about how science discovery works. Even as technology becomes more pervasive and adds layers of complexity to everything we do, scientists and engineers are working furiously behind the scenes to build simple, scalable solutions. When it comes to big science, weaving together the most powerful experimental facilities, the fastest R&E networks and world-leading supercomputers, smoothing the way is one of the largest challenges facing the research community. Rising to the challenge, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is piloting a revolutionary model which delivers the power of HPC to the experiment site via high-performance networking such that these operate as a single seamless instrument. This new Superfacility model is poised to transform experimental science and deliver on the promise of the data age by making possible discoveries that would otherwise be out of reach.