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Our esteemed Chief Scientist has some interesting and inspiring things to say about the US Department of Energy's National Laboratories. Michael Turner led development of the report Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos, which is still a good read, at least for this computer scientist.
Posted by Ian Foster on October 25, 2007 in Science | Permalink
Cosmos, Michael Turner, Quarks
The phrase "scientific village" used by Dr.
Michael Turner is a good metaphor for
describing the scale of the effort required
to tackle current scientific challenges.
It inspired me this thought: perhpas a
follow-up project to DARPA's High
Productivity Computing Systems
be named the "Parallel Computing Scientific
Village". The goal of this project would be
to make the "science speed" match the
"bench speed". A large team of computer
scientists would design and implement the
programming abstractions that will enable
to efficiently use hundreds of thousands
of processors in one application.
Gabriel Mateescu |
November 08, 2007 at 02:20 PM
A footnote to my previous comment:
Microsoft becomes an honorary citizen of
the Parallel Computing Scientific Village:
Gabriel Mateescu |
November 23, 2007 at 04:14 AM
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