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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.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, March 27, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Cambria Hotel Rockville, 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD 20850.

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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 the Department of Energy on scientific priorities within the field of advanced scientific computing research.Start Printed Page 5064

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
  • Updated Report from Future Computing Technologies Subcommittee
  • Update from new subcommittee on Exascale transition
  • Sexual Harassment: Climate, Culture, and Consequence in Academia
  • 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 from the Office of Science; technical presentations from funded researchers; updates from subcommittees and there will be an opportunity for comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at 12:00 noon on March 27, 2019. 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 at the address above or, email to:

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for review within 90 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 February 13, 2019.

LaTanya Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-02796 Filed 2-19-19; 8:45 am]