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Schedule: November 12-18th 2005
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Tour de HPCycles

Session: Tour de HPCycles

Event Type: Panel

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Wu Feng

Speaker(s): Allan E. Snavely, David H. Bailey, John (Jay) Boisseau, Bob Ciotti, Douglass E. Post, Candace Culhane

Location: 611-614


In honor of Lance Armstrong’s seven consecutive Tour de France cycling victories, we present Tour de HPCycles. While the Tour de France may be known only for the yellow jersey, it also awards a number of other jerseys for cycling excellence.

The goal of this panel is to delineate the winners of the corresponding jerseys in HPC. Specifically, each panelist will be asked to award each jersey below to a specific supercomputer or vendor, and then, to justify their choices.

Green Jersey (aka Sprinters Jersey): Fastest consistently in miles/hour.

Polka Dot Jersey (aka Climbers Jersey): Ability to tackle difficult terrain while sustaining as much of peak performance as possible.

White Jersey (aka Young Rider Jersey): Best "under 25 year-old" rider with the lowest total cycling time.

Red Number (Most Combative): Most aggressive and attacking rider.

Team Jersey: Best overall team.

Yellow Jersey (aka Overall Jersey): Best overall supercomputer.

Chair/Speaker Details:

Wu Feng (Chair)
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Allan E. Snavely
San Diego Supercomputing Center and UCSD

David H. Bailey
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

John (Jay) Boisseau
Texas Advanced Computing Center and the University of Texas at Austin

Bob Ciotti
NASA Ames Research Center

Douglass E. Post
Departmet of Defense

Candace Culhane
National Security Agency