Blue Waters

April 15, 2013
The Blue Waters Supercomputer for Sustained Petascale Computing supported by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications or NCSA and the University of Illinois.

The Blue Waters Supercomputer for Sustained Petascale Computing supported by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications or NCSA and the University of Illinois.

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Simply explained, Blue Waters is a very big, very fast computer. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Bill Gropp who is Director of the Parallel Computing Institute and Deputy Director for Research at the Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He’ll tell us what makes Blue Waters so powerful, why the technology is worth the investment and what problems researchers hope to solve with one of the world’s largest super computers.

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