February 6, 2017
McQuade to serve as first chair of ECP Industry Council

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) recently announced the formation of the ECP Industry Council, an external advisory group of executives from some of the nation’s most prominent organizations with a collaborative interest in bringing the potential of exascale computing to a wide range of industry segments.

Exascale refers to computing systems operating at least 50 times faster than the nation's most powerful supercomputers in use today.

Dr. J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, has been asked to serve as the first Chair of the ECP Industry Council.

"I'm pleased to have the opportunity to lead this important Council," McQuade said. "Exascale level computing will help industry address ever more complex, competitively important problems, ones which are beyond the reach of today's leading edge computing systems. We compete globally for scientific, technological and engineering innovations. Maintaining our lead at the highest level of computational capability is essential for our continued success."

The newly formed ECP Industry Council is chartered with providing advice and guidance to the ECP director and leadership team, driving essential two-way communication and information exchange between the ECP and the high performance computing (HPC) industrial user community as well as the commercial HPC software community.

The Industry Council will provide guidance and feedback on ECP’s strategic direction, project scope, technical requirements and progress, providing the perspective of private industry as it relates to the emerging need for exascale-level computation and the formation of a holistic exascale ecosystem.

Click here to view the ECP's full press release.

Contact: Laura Stevens, (860) 610-1653

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