Due to the uncertainties of the Government Shutdown, the SC13 conference has extended the early registration deadline for those directly affected.
In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Andrew Jones explains why science/dollar is not the same as Flops/dollar. But when the ecosystem of hardware, software and people is properly resourced and balanced, our causal outside observer might not see HPC at all – just an incredibly powerful scientific instrument or a capability-defining engineering design and validation tool.
The SBEUC is accelerating R&D to address environmental concerns around power generation, speed the development of new cutting-edge technology.
However, algorithmic improvements developed by scientists and mathematicians in CCSE have slashed computational costs for combustion simulations by a factor of 10,000 while the number of variables used to specify the solution has increased from hundreds of thousands to more than a billion. The increase in complexity (and fidelity) has made laboratory-scale 3D simulations possible for the first time.
Government funding agencies are understandably conservative when funding huge science projects, such as accelerators or telescopes.” They often lock in technology early in a project’s development. Commercial data projects, on the other hand, have much shorter development time scales and often must be able to change to accommodate rapidly changing needs.