Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds Over the past few decades scientists and engineers have acquired a powerful new tool to complement traditional
Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds theory and experiment: computer simulation.
Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds The largest simulations require the use of massive supercomputers, machines with the highest performance in the world. From the structure of the entire universe to the structure of a single atom, supercomputers are key to our understanding of the world around us.
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds They help us predict the weather and understand the structure of new materials. But what is a supercomputer and where does it get its enormous power? How similar is it to the laptop you might be using right now, or to your home games console? In this introductory online course, we will demystify the area of Supercomputing and explain how they are built and how they are able to perform such massive computer simulations using parallel processing. No programming or scientific background is necessary.
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