Supercomputers, HPC and Visualization

High-impact science - understanding cancer and predicting hurricanes - is enabled by high performance computing (HPC). Kelly Gaither, of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, talks about HPC and pushing the envelop to address problems that could help society.

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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