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Schedule: November 12-18th 2005
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Evaporation of the HPC Application Software Market

Session: BoF-27

Event Type: BOF

Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Speaker(s): Stanley Ahalt, Suzy Tichenor

Location: 608-609


Interactive discussion among panelists and attendees regarding the challenges of creating and maintaining HPC application software for a competitive, corporate “production” environment, the state of the ISV application software market, and the role of government, universities and national laboratories to help accelerate development of new and/or updated code.

Discussion will also draw on Council on Competitiveness/DARPA Study of ISVs (, which found that the business model for HPC application software has almost evaporated and lack of scalable application software is impeding more aggressive industrial use, and national competitiveness.


Dr. Stanley Ahalt, Executive Director, Ohio Supercomputer Center (moderator)

Paul Bemis, Vice President Marketing, Fluent, Inc.

Dr. Al Geist, Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thomas Lange, Director, Corporate R&D Modeling & Simulation, The Procter & Gamble Company

Loren Miller, Director, IT Research Development & Engineering, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Dr. Reza Sadeghi, Vice President, Solver Development, MSC.Software

Chair/Speaker Details:

Stanley Ahalt
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Suzy Tichenor
Council on Competitiveness