“Grand Challenges of Computational Science” Moderated by Larry Smarr

  • ©Gregory McRae, Arthur Freeman, David Dixon, and Eric Lander



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    Grand Challenges of Computational Science




    There has been a massive expansion in the computational infrastructure supporting scientific research in the last five years. Today tens of thousands of researchers have access from their desktop computers to supercomputer centers over the national network. Scientific visualization has arisen as a critical tool of discovery, analysis and communication; fundamental research problems with economic or scientific impact are being attacked. 

    Leading researchers discuss how advanced computing and visualization resources are used to advance knowledge on these problems in university, industrial, and governmental research centers. They explain the White House’s High Performance Computing Program, a $500 million annual program for computer and technology research and development.

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