Scientific computing has advanced dramatically during the last four decades, despite several upheavals in computer architectures. The evolution of high-end computers in the next decade will again pose challenges as well as opportunities. This talk examined the factors that enabled the advances and speculate about how the lessons learned might be used in grappling with the coming changes.
Dr. Paul Messina, Director of Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne National Laboratory, presented the 2013 Peebles Memorial Lecture entitled "Scientific computing will the lessons learned apply to the future?" on Thursday, April 25.
The Peebles Lectures in Information Technology series sponsors one lecture per academic year in areas of information technology relevant to research, teaching, or creative activity in academe. Speakers are chosen by virtue of a mix of distinction in academic endeavors in information technology, innovation in its application, and iconoclastic views.