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CHREC Kickoff

 The CHREC center kick off meeting was held in GWU on December 5 and 6, 2006. 70 attendees from NSF, over 20 industrial and governmental CHREC members, GWU, UF, Virginia Tech and BYU have engaged in presentations and discussions to create the Advisory Board and establish the first year research agenda. Mr. Alan Hunsberger was elected to lead the CHREC industrial advisory board (IAB). The official GWU welcome and opening remarks were given by Executive Vice President Don Lehman of GWU.

The CHREC center kick off meeting was held in GWU on December 5 and 6, 2006. 70 attendees from NSF, over 20 industrial and governmental CHREC members, GWU, UF, Virginia Tech and BYU have engaged in presentations and discussions to create the Advisory Board and establish the first year research agenda. Mr. Alan Hunsberger was elected to lead the CHREC industrial advisory board (IAB). The official GWU welcome and opening remarks were given by Executive Vice President Don Lehman of GWU. In his remarks, Dr. Lehman stated “The CHREC as framed by the National Science Foundationrepresents a very positive collaboration among government, industry and universities. It is this consortium approach that gives me great confidence in our collective ability to create the leading national center for research in high-performance reconfigurable computing.”. Dr. Lehman has followed with announcing that GWU has now selected High-Performance Computing as an area of strategic excellence, and added “Given the expertise we have in place, the importance of HPC to our national security and national competitiveness, and the relationship of HPC to other priority research areas at GW including transportation safety and biomedical engineering, I feel very strongly that additional investment in this area will yield important results.