In this video, students get hands-on experience with a scaled-down version of the Titan supercomputer.
Constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tiny Titan is a nine-node scale-model of Titan designed to make it easier for students to understand how a supercomputer works.
We see this as the way computer science education needs to go. Everything from your smart phone to your 3D television has a multi-core processor. So students who don’t have parallel programming skills will be left out of 21st century engineering jobs,” said Robert French with ORNL’s National Center for Computational Sciences.
With tools like Tiny Titan, the plan is to get young people excited about parallel programming. It looks like a great first step!