Best Practice: Supercomputer Utilization by NORDAM's Keith Horton



Join us for February's event, a best-practice presentation from Nordam's Keith Horton about how Nordam utilizes their private supercomputer and the positive impacts it has on their business.  George Louthan with our host, Oklahoma Innovation Institute (OII), will then discuss the community supercomputer at Tandy Supercomputing Center and its availability to local industry and entrepreneurs.   

Experiencing lag while generating 3D models?

Spending hours waiting for a CFD run to converge?

Calculation packages giving you the blue screen of death?

Perhaps your company could benefit from the use of a super computer?!  Let the Tandy community supercomputer be your innovative solution.

Tandy Supercomputing Center is one of the few centers in the country available to private sector membership, helping Tulsa companies get ahead of the curve in research and development, manufacturing, and big data analytics.  Companies turn to supercomputers when a faced with something too small, too large, too fast, too slow, too dangerous, or too expensive to work on directly: from predicting electrical demand to crash-testing vehicles to developing new drugs.


About our speakers:

Keith Horton currently manages all Engineering, and Manufacturing applications for “The NORDAM Group”.  He is also the Engineering Systems Architect, responsible for all Hardware, HPC, and Visualization environments.  He has been with “The NORDAM Group” for over 12 years, and has been working in Aerospace for over 15.  Prior to his Aerospace endeavors, Keith has worked in Automotive, and Defense industries.


George Louthan serves as the Director of the Tandy Supercomputing Center, an initiative of the Oklahoma Innovation Institute in Tulsa, OK, that provides high performance computing resources to the Tulsa region. He joined the institute as a volunteer in 2011, becoming OII's first full time employee in late 2012.

He holds an MS in Computer Science and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Tulsa, as well as all 6 National Information Assurance Training Standards certificates from the Committee on National Security Systems. Before moving to high performance computing, his background included work in information security and research software development.

In 2014 he was honored as part of the Tulsa Business and Legal News’ annual Tulsa 40 class of up and coming business and community leaders under 40. He has served on the City of Tulsa's Open Source and Open Data steering committee, is a Co-Lead of the OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, and serves on the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Advisory Council where he co-chairs its Computer Science and Coding working group.



5:30 pm – Security Check-in*, Gather & Network

6:00 pm – Dinner

6:45 – 7:30 Nordam “Best Practice” - Supercomputer Utilization

7:30 pm – OII’s Tandy Supercomputing Center availability to local industry and entrepreneurs

8:00 pm - Adjourn

* For those that arrive after 6 pm, an OII rep will have to go down and process you through after-hours security which will take a little longer.  Please plan to arrive before 6 pm.



FREE with optional $20 donation to EST



Please RSVP by noon on Friday, February 12th, 2016 via link at the bottom of the page.



ALL attendees must register by the deadline and use the SAME name that is on their driver’s licenses (we can’t use “Sam Jones and one guest”, or “Sam Jones and wife”).  The City of Tulsa Security Department will print nametags for each visitor.  All visitors must all bring their current driver’s license to be admitted.  You cannot be admitted in the building without a government issued photo ID.  Unfortunately, if someone leaves their ID at home, they will not be able to enter OII's building.  A photo ID from a company is not accepted as ID.  This makes the security clearance run smoothly and quickly.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING AND COMPLYING WITH THIS REQUEST.



The first street does not have a secure entrance for evenings.  All visitors will need to enter on the South side of the building through the visitor entrance that has a ramp.







February 16, 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
Oklahoma Innovation Institute HQ
175 E 2nd St
10th floor South Conference Room
Tulsa, OK 74103
United States
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Raymond Gatlin · · 918.863.9926
John Morgan Thomas Alessio Yi Zhang John Moffitt Gerry Paschal Bill Jones Andrew James Styve Mj Green Mike Miller Tarek Kandalaft Jason Klintworth Leanna Ameen George Louthan David Greer Rajesh Krishnamurthy Xan Black Alisha Herrera Krishna Ivaturi Reed Melton Nathanael Rake Catherine deCamp Robert Strattan Amanda Hooper Raymond Woodall Yingdi Liu Jason Harjo Richard Wollmershauser Yaping Li Rama Challa Barbara Wollmershauser Raymond Gatlin
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