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January 28, 2015

Speaker: AJ Guillon, Computer Scientist, YetiWare Inc.

Title: Hocus-Pocus Computing (HPC) and Scientific Inquiry

Abstract: This seminar will help scientists differentiate between science and pseudo-science in the area of high-performance computing to understand emerging trends. The role of large-scale computer simulation in scientific discovery will be examined in the context of how unexpected computational errors can affect results. Modern issues in computer science and software engineering related to scientific computing will be motivated. The OpenCL standard will be introduced as one of many competing standards toward heterogeneous compute clusters.