Ian Foster: Big Computation, Bigger Knowledge

Event Sponsor: 
Chicago Humanities Festival
Start Date: 
Oct 11 2008 (All day)
Ida Noyes Hall, Theatre, 3rd Floor 1212 E. 59th St
University of Chicago
Ian Foster
Speaker(s) Title: 
Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory; professor at the University of Chicago

Single computers with 100,000 processors, research teams that span the globe, online access to more data than is contained in the Library of Congress. Such developments are transforming how knowledge is generated and used. Foster, with the Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory and professor at the University of Chicago, illustrates the implications of these trends with descriptions and demonstrations of relevant projects at the University and Argonne, including the world

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