(High-Performance) Computing: Why It Matters seminar

NS-Future joint seminar series continues with Kamer Kaya's "(High-Performance) Computing: Why It Matters?" seminar on 29 March 2017 at 13.40.

High Performance Computing is a strategic resource for the future as all scientific disciplines are becoming “computational”. Genome sequencing, personalized medicine, early detection of diseases, realistic simulations for disasters and outbreaks, analyzing human brain and big-data analytics are only a few examples for which HPC matters. Today, Exascale Computing, performing 10^18 floating point operations per second, is HPC researchers’ holy grail but decades of HPC research show that we cannot compute in exascale without going around architectural limitations. In this seminar, we will talk about the history of (high-performance) computing, the modern HPC hardware we use today, their strengths and bottlenecks.

Date: 29 March 2017, Wednesday

Time: 13.40

Venue: FASS G22

NS-Future Joint Seminar Series is as below;

22 February 2017 - Selim Çetiner, "Genetically Modified Organisms: Food Security and Modern Biotechnology in the 21st Century"

08 March 2017  - Mehmet Ali Alpar, "The Fastest Rotating Stars"

29 March 2017 - Kamer Kaya, "Computation"

12 April 2017 - Uğur Sezerman, "Personalized Medicine"

26 April 2017 - Bahattin Koç, "3D Organ Printing"

10 May 2017 - Andrew Berry, "Evolutionary Fireworks: The Cambrian Explosion & the Origins of Animals"