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Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputers

January 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Enormous supercomputers are being used to accelerate scientific discovery and predict the future. From exploring the secret inner workings of the universe or improving combustion in jet engines to predicting the impact of climate change on future farmlands, supercomputers are helping us address the world’s most important problems. The relatively new discipline of computing is changing every corner of scientific discovery as well as our lives. This talk will explain the technologies and computer science fueling a new breed of massive, powerful, and smart computers. From the origins of computing to the world’s fastest computers, we will explore the technology that lets cars drive themselves and promises personalized, genome-based medicine.

Pete Beckman is a recognized global expert in high-end computing systems.


January 17, 2014
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ramsey Auditorium
Kirk Rd.
Batavia, IL 60510 United States