The CRA’s Policy Blog points to a positive article at the Washington Post on the likely impact of the petascale computers coming online next year. Good quotes throughout, definitely worth a read.
“They are a tool that really helps stimulate the imagination of scientists and engineers in ways that previously weren’t possible,” said David Turek, vice president of supercomputing at IBM. “You had theory and hypothesis and experimentation. Well, now scientists are admitting that computation is an important part of this, as well.”