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27 January 1999
For Immediate Release

Feb. 9 Cyber Tech Seminar To Explore the Potential of High-Performance Computing

"Making It Happen: High-Performance Computing," a seminar on the challenges and potential of massive processing power, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in the Parsons Auditorium, Building 1, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md. Speakers include Dr. Thomas Sterling, Senior Scientist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Dr. George Paul, Jr. of IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center; and Dr. Jayadev Misra of the University of Texas at Austin.

This program is part of APL's ongoing Cyber Tech Seminar Series, which has been examining the impact of technological developments on society and its institutions. Presentations are given by leading experts from industry, government, and academia. Previous seminars covered new forms of human-computer interaction, information system security, Internet bandwidth and architecture issues, and operating systems.

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit laboratory and independent division of The Johns Hopkins University. APL conducts research and development primarily for national security and for nondefense projects of national and global significance. APL is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in Laurel, Md.

For more information contact:

Helen Worth
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Phone: 240-228-5113