The Masterworks program at ACM's SC09 conference, which takes place Nov. 14-20 in Portland, Ore., will address how high performance computing (HPC) is being used to develop solutions for challenges in a broad range of areas, including Internet searches, social networking, sustainability, and medicine.
Experts from Google and Facebook will discuss the computer architecture demands of providing Web services to millions of users in a cost-effective manner. Other presentations will shed light on how seismic analysis is being used to find petroleum and for oil reservoir modeling, and how HPC is helping the government meet its wind-power generation goals.
Guests have been invited to discuss how molecular simulation could bring predictive, systems-level understanding of complex biological systems such as Alzheimer's disease and the swine flu virus. Another session will cover how health care is using grid technology and how HPC-level simulation is impacting surgical decisions.
"This year's Masterworks lineup perfectly conveys our 'Computing for a Changing World' theme and how this is also changing our view of high performance computing," says Intel's Wilfred Pinfold, general chair of the SC09 conference.
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