Radical Technologies at RTI International

Radical Technologies is defined as emerging innovations that have the possibility to overturn existing dominant technologies. Radical Technologies often come to dominate an existing market by either filling a role in a new market that the older technology could not fill (as more expensive, lower capacity but smaller-sized hard disks did for newly developed notebook computers in the 1980s) or by successively moving up-market through performance improvements until finally displacing the market incumbents (as digital photography has begun to replace film photography). Some of these innovations result from responses to so-called Grand Challenges.

Diglio A. Simoni  will address the nature and importance of Grand Challenges (GC) in modern computing focusing on those related to the evolution of Cyberinfrastructures (CI), propose a list of CI GCs, and describe some examples of how RTI International is working towards meeting them.


Diglio A. Simoni

Senior Computational Scientist and HPC Group Leader

Bioinformatics Program, Research Computing Division RTI International


Diglio A. Simoni

Diglio A. Simoni is a senior computational scientist and leader of the new HPC Group within the Bioinformatics Program at RTI International.

Diglio A. Simoni  began his career working on Hypercube MIMD concurrent supercomputers with Prof. Geoffrey Fox at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

For the past 20 years Diglio A. Simoni  has been involved in various projects involving computational seismology and geophysics (Carnegie Institution of Washington), computational electromagnetism (JPL), computational magnetohydrodynamics (Caltech), computational fluid dynamics (NASA Ames), computational neuroscience (VA Medical Center), computational linguistics (YellowBrix, Inc.) and more recently computational epidemiology ( RTI International).

Diglio A. Simoni 's currently guides various participants of the NIH Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) research network in the efficient use of large supercomputing resources, in particular those related to the NSF TeraGrid .

Diglio A. Simoni  is Co-PI of a TeraGrid MRAC and either PI or Co-PI of various other TeraGrid DACs for projects involving the implementation of computational epidemiology codes on the several TeraGrid architectures, including Condor, SMP machines and MPI-based fully distributed architectures.

Diglio A. Simoni  was a grand prize winner at TeraGrid ’06 in which he proposed the use of TeraGrid resources for supporting national-level models of infectious disease that span 12 orders is magnitude in spatiotemporal scale.

时间: 2007年8月1日(星期)上午 10:00-11:00





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