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Battle for the PCI slot

A war is shaping up over the lowly PCI slot.  The slot that holds everything from network to audio cards and can trace its origins back to the beginning of the PC age is emerging as the latest battleground for HPC. GPUs and Intel Phi are contending for the privilege to deliver FLOPS to your … Continue reading

The Skills Gap in Computational Science

I’ve become a fan of the show Mad Men. What I like most about the series is the faithful depiction of life in the 1960’s, in many ways simpler times especially with respect to technology. The fashions, the styles, the furniture all evoke distant latent memories from my childhood. Thank you Don Draper for teaching … Continue reading

Engineers and Physicists

I was seven when men landed on the moon. My parents woke me up to see it on TV. The Apollo 11 landing and the following moon missions made such an impression on my generation of young nerds that many of us resolved ourselves to careers in the space program. The only question for me … Continue reading