Supercomputers, HPC and Visualization

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A one-on-one interview with Kelly Gaither, PhD, Director of Data Information and Analysis at the University of Texas, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). This video was recorded at the Dell booth during the SC10 Conference in New Orleans in Nov. 2010. Gaither discusses the intersection of high-performance computing (HPC) , especially visualization, and high-impact science. “In the visualization, we are exploiting what our brain does every day,” she says, adding that the technology and people who harness it are assisting in curing cancer, understanding how aircraft fly and helping scientists predict hurricanes. One collaboration project, the Longhorn Project, has deployed the largest, remote, interactive visualization cluster in the world.

“When you get good, intelligent, passionate people together, and you give them these monster resources, you get magic. We are harnessing the technological power, and applying it to things that will make a difference,” Gaither said.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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