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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.

Leaping the Exascale Chasm
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Leaping the Exascale Chasm

The global race is on to build ever-faster supercomputers, fueled by a combination of scientific and engineering needs to simulate phenomena with greater resolution...

Exascale Software: Just a Few Orders of Magnitude
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Exascale Software: Just a Few Orders of Magnitude

Extraordinary parallelism, unprecedented data locality and adaptive resilience: these are daunting architecture, system software and application challenges for...

Why We Compute
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Why We Compute

Why do we, as researchers and practitioners, have this deep and abiding love of computing? Why do we compute? I suspect it is a deeper, more primal yearning, one...

Intellectual Amplification via Computing
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Intellectual Amplification via Computing

As the recent performance of IBM's Watson system on the game show Jeopardy! illustrated, the combination of large-scale data, rich algorithm suites and powerful...

Works in Progress: Mia
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Works in Progress: Mia

It is time we extracted a sample of cultural DNA from computing's history and engineered a new generation of contemplative, informal workshops. After gestation...

Hpc and the Excluded Middle
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Hpc and the Excluded Middle

Betwixt and between ubiquitous consumer software and the ethereal realm of ultra-high-performance computing, lies the excluded middle, the world of day-to-day computational...

In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico
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In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico

These “grand challenges” of systems biology encompass almost every aspect of modern computing, from numerical and symbolic methods through data management and analytics...

Consumerization of It and Research
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Consumerization of It and Research

When a corporate, government, or university IT department of the 1970s debated an upgrade to its IBM S/370 mainframes, it is doubtful that the IT director was in...

Sc09 Reflections: The Need For Speed
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Sc09 Reflections: The Need For Speed

SC09 (aka the “Supercomputing Conference”) was held during the week of November 16.  The conference set an attendance record this year – roughly 10,000 attendees...

Cray and Fernbach Award Winners
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Cray and Fernbach Award Winners

This year, I have the honor and privilege to chair the selection committee for the Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach awards, which recognize outstanding contributions...

Hpc: Making a Small Fortune
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Hpc: Making a Small Fortune

There is an old joke in the high-performance computing community that begins with a question, “How do you make a small fortune in high-performance computing?” There...

High-Performance Computing: Where
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High-Performance Computing: Where

By definition, the raison d’être for high-performance computing is high performance, but floating point operations per second (FLOPS) need not be the only measure...

When Petascale Is Just Too Slow
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When Petascale Is Just Too Slow

Evolution or revolution, it’s the persistent question. Can we build reliable esascale systems from extrapolations of current technology or will new approaches be...
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