Video: Petascale Computing in Scientific Research (Blue Waters)

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In this video, Bill Gropp discusses how HPC will allow us to answer some of the most challenging questions facing us today.

“William Gropp is the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Deputy Director for Research for the Institute of Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1982 and worked at Yale University and Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests are in parallel computing, software for scientific computing, and numerical methods for partial differential equations. He is Co-Principal Investigator of Blue Waters, a sustained Petascale computing system. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

This talk was recorded at TEDxUIUC 2011 (02/19/11), which was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a group of students led by Cristian Mitreanu.