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Those Who Will Not Learn From History...
May/June 2008 (vol. 10 no. 3)
pp. 5-6
Greg Wilson, University of Toronto
Much of today's thinking about computational science education is shaped by the needs of the high-performance minority and the perspective of academic computer science. What most working scientists actually need is basic software development skills. Focusing attention on this will be the best way to make the long-promised computational revolution a reality.

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Index Terms:
At Issue, high-performance computing, education, supercomputers
Greg Wilson, "Those Who Will Not Learn From History...," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 5-6, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.86
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