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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-22, 2013

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Supercomputing in Plain English

SESSION: Supercomputing in Plain English

EVENT TYPE: HPC Interconnections, HPC Educator Program

TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: Steven Brandt

Presenter(s):Henry J. Neeman, Charles Peck


This session provides a broad overview of HPC. Topics include: what is supercomputing?; the fundamental issues of supercomputing (storage hierarchy, parallelism); hardware primer; introduction to the storage hierarchy; introduction to parallelism via an analogy (multiple people working on a jigsaw puzzle); Moore's Law; the motivation for using HPC. Prerequisite: basic computer literacy.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Steven Brandt (Chair) - Louisiana State University

Henry J. Neeman - University of Oklahoma

Charles Peck - Earlham College

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