Hold on to your seats - the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is almost here. The XSEDE13 event will be held in San Diego this year, July 22-25. I'm especially excited to see one of Dell's high performance computing (HPC) & life sciences experts Glen Otero participating in one of the panel discussions. Here is yet another great example of how supercomputing tools have become essential to extreme science discovery.

XSEDE has a Biosciences Day on July 24 with the theme of focus on scientific gateways. Glen's panel is titled: Transforming Biosciences through Advancements in Computing and Data Analytics. The panel will be led by Kevin Patrick, a professor specializing in family and preventive medicine at University of California-San Diego, and also director at Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at CalIT2.

In addition to Glen, other panel members include:

  • Mark Adams is scientific director for the J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Alex Dickinson is senior vice president, Cloud Genomics, at Illumina, Inc.
  • Donald Jones serves as vice president of Global Strategy and Market Development for Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Darryl León, Ph.D., is an associate director with Product Management in the Ion Torrent division of Life Technologies
  • Nicholas Schork is director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Scripps Translational Science Institute and professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, at The Scripps Research Institute
  • Kevin Patrick is professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), San Diego Division


It's sure to be a great event - and the panel if you are in San Diego, is not to be missed.