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Supercomputers for Science

11 Feb 2020
Start time
7:30 PM
Tempest Anderson Hall
Professor Matt Probert, University of York

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Supercomputers for Science
Professor Matt Probert, Department of Physics, University of York

What is a supercomputer? What is it used for? In this talk I will describe how to build your own supercomputer and what you can do with it! Computers are increasingly pervasive in all areas of life, but in science they have long been indispensable. In recent years, the rise of “computational physics” has been dramatic, and it is now recognized as being the “third way” of doing science, complementing the traditional approaches of theory and experiment. I will illustrate the talk with examples of current research on some of the largest supercomputers in the world.

Image: Current fastest computer in the world