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CCS Seminar
Friday - March 21, 2008

12:00 noon
Doug Sondak and Kadin Tseng
Office of Information Technology
Boston University

"Introduction to Scientific Computing"

Large-scale scientific computing often requires large amounts of CPU time and/or memory, hindering the ability of researchers to examine systems of the desired size or resolution. We will give a broad-brush view of scientific computing, discussing some of the associated issues and ways in which they are tackled. This will include some basics of parallelization, hardware-related performance issues, and a description of the Scientific Computing Facility (SCF) at Boston University. The use of MPI to parallelize a Fortran code will be discussed, showing the resulting performance improvement. A brief introduction to high-performance computing with MATLAB will also be covered.




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