Tera-Scale Computing and Beyond

You know about and currently use dual-core, quad-core or even 8-core PCs. What would you do if you had access to the following collection of computing resources: a) Multiple 100+ -core, very fast CPUs that can be inter-networked over the Internet to achieve Tera*-scale to Peta*-scale performance; b) Tera*-bytes to Peta*-bytes of storage; c) Giga*-speeds for communications and data transfer; and d) Suitable programming languages, environments and paradigms for distributed and parallel computing? This is a new wave in IT, and is likely to have tremendous impact on undergraduate curriculum changes in STEM, including Computer Science, as well as ushering in a new practice of “desktop supercomputing.” The talk will cover how to use such powerful technologies for research and applications in Computational STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics).

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