Videos from the ComputeFest symposium at Harvard are available online!

You can find them here. Here are a couple of titles from the talks : Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling of Cardiac Dynamics Science in the Cloud Live Poultry Fresh Killed, Scientific Startups, and the Physics of Computation The Giza Pyramids, 3D Technologies, and the Challenges of Archaeological Information Management Advertisements Continue reading Videos from the ComputeFest symposium at Harvard are available online!

XSEDE offers a parallel computing course

An email I got through the SIAM mailing list : Graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines who are interested in using parallel computers efficiently and productively are invited to register for a FREE online course sponsored by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE / xsede.org The online course is an adaptation of the class Applications of Parallel Computers taught by professor Jim Demmel at U.C. … Continue reading XSEDE offers a parallel computing course

AccelerEyes + Mathworks for a better parallel computing toolbox

It seems that at last, the two main communities that design commercial GPU accelerated toolboxes for Matlab, Mathworks & AccelerEyes, have agreed to share knowledge and expertise. Quoting from the AccelerEyes blog We are pleased to announce today that MathWorks and AccelerEyes have started working together to provide the best overall solution for GPU computing in MATLAB® through the Parallel Computing Toolbox™ and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server™ from MathWorks. … Continue reading AccelerEyes + Mathworks for a better parallel computing toolbox

How does curiosity’s processor shield itself from the environment ?

As most of you will be aware by now, NASA’s curiosity was able to successfully land on Mars. This article from Wired explains how it’s processor is being shielded from the radiation and the bit-flips that it can cause in it’s RAM. It seems that bit-flipping is something that happens everyday to big supercomputers, although they are protected by ECC (error correcting code). I always … Continue reading How does curiosity’s processor shield itself from the environment ?