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Masterworks consists of invited presentations highlighting case studies of successful industrial applications of high performance computing.

This year, Masterworks is collaborating with the Council on Competitiveness ( to identify industry speakers from global corporations who will discuss complex, real-world problems that demand high performance computing solutions. Masterworks will tap into the expanding use of HPC to drive innovation and productivity, a critical part of the Council’'s work for the past three years. Presentations will highlight novel and innovative ways of applying advanced-computing, communications and storage technologies to achieve the breakthroughs needed to capture and ensure a competitive advantage.

The list of companies participating include:
  • Allstate Insurance              •  American Museum of Natural History
  • BAE Systems                      •  BMW
  • Chevron                               •  Chrysler LLC
  • D. E. Shaw Research        •  DreamWorks Animation
  • EFILM, LLC                         •  Fedex
  • General Motors                  •  MSC Software
  • PING Golf                            •  Pioneer Hi-Bred International
  • Pratt & Whitney                   •  Walmart
  • Whirlpool Corp.                  •  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • The Nasdaq
    Stock Market, Inc.


Tuesday, Nov 13

Time Session Event Chair/Speaker Location
10:30AM - 11:15AM High Performance Racing High Performance Computing: Shaping the Future of Formula One Torbjörn Larsson C1 / C2 / C3
11:15AM - 12:00PM High Performance Racing HPC at Chrysler: Bringing NASCAR from the Race Track to Your Driveway John Picklo C1 / C2 / C3
1:30PM - 2:15PM Biofuels/Alternative Energy Child's First Words, Terrible Teens and My Boring Parents: Prediction in the Complex World of Crop Genetic Improvement Mark Cooper C1 / C2 / C3
2:15PM - 3:00PM Biofuels/Alternative Energy Diverse Energy Sources for Better Driving Sharan Kalwani C1 / C2 / C3
3:30PM - 4:15PM Toward Perfect Product Design A Grand Challenge: MultiCore and Industrial Modelling and Simulation Jamil Appa C1 / C2 / C3
4:15PM - 5:00PM Toward Perfect Product Design HPC in the Kitchen and Laundry Room: Optimizing Everyday Appliances for Customer Satisfaction and Market Share NEW SPEAKER: Clifford Hutton C1 / C2 / C3

Wednesday, Nov 14

Time Session Event Chair/Speaker Location
10:30AM - 11:15AM Industry INCITE Winners Rendering at the Speed of Shrek Evan Smyth C1 / C2 / C3
11:15AM - 12:00PM Industry INCITE Winners Turbo Charging Gas Turbine Engine Development: How Pervasive Supercomputing Is Helping Pratt & Whitney Develop a "Greener" Jet Engine Peter Bradley C1 / C2 / C3
3:30PM - 4:15PM HPC in Entertainment HPC Comes to Hollywood: Birth of a New Industry Robert Eicholz C1 / C2 / C3
4:15PM - 5:00PM HPC in Entertainment A Tiger by the Tail: HPC Designs High Performance Golf Clubs Eric Morales C1 / C2 / C3

Thursday, Nov 15

Time Session Event Chair/Speaker Location
10:30AM - 11:15AM Large Scale Data Analysis and Visualization High Performance Computing: Pragmatism In the Corporate World Anthony L. Abbattista, Catherine S. Brune C1 / C2 / C3
11:15AM - 12:00PM Large Scale Data Analysis and Visualization From the Earth to the Stars: Supercomputing at the Hayden Planetarium Mordecai-Mark Mac Low C1 / C2 / C3
1:30PM - 2:15PM Supply Chain Optimization From the Molecule to the Pump: Global Energy Supply Chain Optimization with HPC for Maximum Energy Security Lynn Chou C1 / C2 / C3
2:15PM - 3:00PM Supply Chain Optimization NEW TITLE: Jolt: Accelerating the Rate of New Product Innovation NEW SPEAKER: Loren Miller C1 / C2 / C3
3:30PM - 5:00PM CTO Roundtable CTO Roundtable: Strategic Decisions in Industrial HPC Anna Ewing, Kevin Humphries, Reza Sadeghi, Nancy Stewart C1 / C2 / C3

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