Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a powerful new tool to study the natural world—computer simulation.
By Weronika Filinger, Applications Developer, EPCC
This post was originally published in the EPCC blog.
Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second.
By Oliver Laslett, SSI Fellow and PhD Candidate at the University of Southampton.
Nearly 12,000 keen people visited the exhibition floor of Supercomputing 2015, among the flashing LEDs and towering racks of computers, it was easy to feel that you are experiencing computation at its physical limits; a world of highly optimised hardware and software built for maximum performance. Yet it was obvious that Python, the most popular language for teaching introductory programming, has become an integrated component of the HPC stack.
The deadline for submissions to the Working towards Sustsinable Scientific Software: Practices and Experiences workshop has been extended by one week to July 21st, 2014.
For more information, visit the workshop website.