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Office of Science, Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Teleconference: Remote attendance of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee meeting will be possible via Zoom. Instructions will be posted on the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee website at:​ascr/​ascac/​ prior to the meeting and can also be obtained by contacting Christine Chalk by email at or by phone at (301) 903-7486).

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Christine Chalk, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research; SC-21/Germantown Building; U.S. Department of Energy; 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290; Telephone (301) 903-7486.

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Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to provide advice and guidance on a continuing basis to the Office of Science and to the Department of Energy on scientific priorities within the field of advanced scientific computing research.

Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the semi-annual meeting of the Committee.

Tentative Agenda Topics

  • View from Washington
  • View from Germantown
  • Update on Exascale project activities
  • Report from Subcommittee on 40 years of investments by the Department of Energy in advanced computing and networking
  • Update on National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) upgrade
  • Technical presentations
  • Public Comment (10-minute rule)

The meeting agenda includes an update on the budget, accomplishments and planned activities of the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program and the exascale computing project; an update on the Office of Science; technical presentations from funded researchers; and there will be an opportunity for comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at 3:00 p.m. on December 13, 2018. Agenda updates and presentations will be posted on the ASCAC website prior to the meeting:​ascr/​ascac/​.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so during the meeting. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed 10 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should submit your request at least five days before the meeting. Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to Christine Chalk, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20585, email to

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for review within 60 days on the Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing website at:​ascr/​ascac/​.

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Signed in Washington, DC on November 14, 2018.

LaTanya Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-25165 Filed 11-16-18; 8:45 am]