Contact ASCAC
Phone: 301-903-7486
Mrs. Christine Chalk
Mrs. Melea Baker
Dr. Lucy Nowell
Professor Daniel A. Reed
J. Steve Binkley  

The Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC), established on August 12, 1999, provides valuable, independent advice to the Department of Energy on a variety of complex scientific and technical issues related to its Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

ASCR Advisory Committee Meetings

The next ASCAC meeting will be April 4-5, 2016 at the American Geophysical UnionExternal link.

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Previous Meetings:

ASCAC Previous Meetings


December 2015

Committee of Visitors (COV) Review of Next Generation Networking for Science (NGNS)

September 28, 2015

Subcommittee on Scientific and Technical Information Response to review of Matters associated with the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) charge

September 18, 2015

Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI) Review Subcommittee Response to ECI conceptual design review charge

March 2015

Committee of Visitors (COV) Review of Next Generation Networking for Science (NGNS)

March 2014

Committee of Visitors (COV) to review the management processes for the SciDAC portfolio

February 2014

Assessment of workforce development needs in Office of Science research disciplines

July 2013

Ten technical approaches to address the challenges of Exascale computing

March 2013

ASCAC Response to Facilities Charge

January 2013

ASCR Applied Math Committee of Visitors (COV)

December 2012

ASCR Facilities Charge

October 2012

ASCR Applied Math Committee of Visitors (COV)

Computer Science Program Committee of Visitors (COV)

August 2012

DOE data-intensive science and exascale

March 2011

Department of Energy's Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) Charge

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

November 2010

Next Generation Networking for Science Committee of Visitors

November 2009

Applied Math Committee of Visitors

Opportunities and Challenges of Exascale Computing

October 2008

Computer Science Committee of Visitors

August 2008

INCITE Committee of Visitors

Fusion Simulation Project Initiative

February 2008

SciDAC COV and Joint ASCR/BERAC Subcommittee on Modeling and Simulation for GTL

March 2008

Joint ASCAC/BERAC Subcommittee on Identifying Computational and Information Technology Obstacles Pacing Progress

February 2008

Balance Charge

Networking Charge

April 13, 2007

Petascale Metrics Panel

December 1, 2006

Evaluation of the Long Term Goal of Enabling Effective Modeling of Complex Systems

November 10, 2006

Genomes to Life Partnership With BER

April 27, 2005

ACSR Facilities and Networking Research Programs Committee of Visitors

November 2004

Applied Mathematics, Computer Science Research, and Collaboratories Research COV

April 2004

Committee of Visitors (COV) of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Collaboratories Programs

March 17, 2003

Facilities Improvements

December 16, 2002

ASCAC Biotechnology Subcommittee

May 2002

Advanced Scientific Computing Initiative

August 2001

High-Performance Computational Needs and Capabilities in the Office of Science

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