John West on Why HPC Matters

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110613_John-West-250.largeOver at Communications ACM, John West from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program writes that the 25th anniversary of the Supercomputing conference should remind us of the importance of HPC in our daily lives.

If you drive a car, take medicine, use shampoo, fly in airplanes, watch movies, expect your washer to arrive at your door undented, have a loved one coping with Alzheimer’s Disease, use a cellphone, care about the structure and fate of the universe, or worry about providing clean drinking water for the inhabitants of the planet, then your quality of life is directly affected — improved — by HPC.

Read the Full Story or check out West’s presentation: What is HPC…and why you care.