Moderator: Daniel Reed (University of Utah)
Panelists: Anna Maria Bailey (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Satoshi Matsuoka (RIKEN), Dieter Kranzlmüller (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre), David Martinez (Sandia National Laboratories)
Abstract: Recent experiences with COVID restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and utility service uncertainties have been creating an elevated challenge for managing resilience and risk for supercomputing centers around the globe. This challenge will only escalate as the impacts of extreme weather-related events (temperature extremes, flooding, fires) become more severe and more frequent. These challenges highlight the need for supercomputing operational and laboratory directors to reassess their risks in the face of climate change. This panel will bring together directors from across the globe to share experiences, articulate concerns, and describe strategies for managing these elevated and new risks.