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Food Production & HPC: Understanding Plant Growth From Above & Below

Applying Ones and Zeros to Fields and Farms From Thomas Malthus in the 18th century to Paul Ehrlich in the 1960s, people have long feared that population would outstrip the planet’s capacity to feed people. What has kept those predictions at bay has been technology—not only in the soil, but more recently in the field

Cancer Research and HPC: Advancing Science to Save Lives

While the death rate from cancer has declined significantly over the past two decades, 17 million new cases of cancer were reported, worldwide, in 2018. And 9.5 million people died from the disease.1 Researchers around the globe are working steadily to identify new methods for detecting and treating all forms of cancer. And high-performance computing

On the Front Lines of the White House AI Initiative

Lynne Parker, Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) for more than two decades. Hers was the first PhD dissertation ever on the topic of multi-robot systems, she is a pioneering researcher in that field, and formed the

Complementary Conferences: SC19 and SIGGRAPH 2019

A discussion facilitated by Michela Taufer, PhD, General Chair, SC19   On the surface, two highly-popular computing industry conferences – SC and SIGGRAPH – would appear to have little in common. The former draws stakeholders throughout the technical computing community who are involved in high-performance computing (HPC), all driven by an urgent need to provide

Jack Dongarra and Sunita Chandrasekaran Reflect on SC18 with an Eye Toward 2019

More than 13,000 individuals attended SC18 in November 2018 – a diverse array of computer scientists, business executives, vendors and academics who are developing and championing the next wave of supercomputing. I had the opportunity to connect with two of them and wanted to share their insights and takeaways.   Jack Dongarra is University Distinguished

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