Grand Challenges in Scientific Computing

November 2015

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Scientific frontiers — astrophysics, whole genome sequencing, tectonic modeling, and so on — demand faster and bigger computers to analyze an avalanche of data and advance our knowledge. A quest for answers to these grand scientific challenges is the main motivation behind developing and building supercomputers at the exascale and beyond. Read full article »

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