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About the Summit

summit High Performance Computing (HPC) can provide a significant advantage to American entrepreneurs and companies and can hasten implementation of crucial new technologies by substantially reducing development time and cost.

HPC can be applied to the development and commercialization of advanced energy technologies across the full range of U.S. energy technologies.

The U.S. is a world leader in HPC. Making the HPC expertise and systems at our nation’s laboratories more accessible to the private sector, especially to small and mid-sized companies, will enhance U.S. innovation and competiveness.

As Howard Baker said, “The United States met the security challenges of the last half of the 20th Century in large part through science, technology and eventually high performance computing that assured the integrity of our defense systems. Now we can use those extraordinary capabilities to meet the challenges facing this Century — energy and environmental security, innovation and competiveness, economic growth and jobs.”

In the interest of harnessing these capabilities and advancing American energy technologies, the Howard Baker Forum has joined with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Bipartisan Policy Center to organize a National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies.

The product of the summit will be a “National Clean Energy HPC Roadmap, designed to inform and guide American businesses particularly, start-up, small and mid-size businesses, on how to take advantage on these extraordinary HPC assets.

The Summit is also being sponsored by the American Energy Innovation Council, the Council on Competitiveness, the Institute for 21st Century Energy, the National Venture Capital Association, The Science Coalition, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The roadmap will become a centerpiece for reaching out to organizations and companies that could benefit from the use of HPC, and will allow Lawrence Livermore and other national laboratory partners to begin applying HPC models to our most vexing energy and environmental technology problems in a strategic, smart, and holistic way.

The National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies is organized by the Howard Baker Forum and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Sponsors: American Energy Innovation Council, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Competitiveness, the Institute for 21st Century Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the National Venture Capital Association, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, The Science Coalition.