Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Exascale Computing Project’s Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software (IDEAS-ECP) team launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely. The panels facilitate informal, cross-organizational dialog. In a time of pandemic, we increasingly need to reach across perceived boundaries to learn from each other, so that we can move beyond stand-alone silos to more connected multidisciplinary and multi-organizational teams of teams configurations: that are more than HPC. This State of the Practice contribution argues that the unplanned transition to remote work, overuse of electronic communication and the need to unlearn habits associated with an over-reliance on face-to-face, have created unique opportunities to learn from the situation and accelerate cross-institutional cooperation and collaboration through community dialog.