Science on Physon
Seminar presented by Dr. Hristo Iliev and Assist. Prof. Dr. Stoyan Pisov
11 Mar 2010
from 16:15 to 17:15
|Where||Sofia University, Faculty of Physics, room A315|
|Contact Name||Hristo Iliev|
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Computer simulations are a powerful and widely used tool in contemporary science. They often require enormous computational power, way beyond the capability of a single desktop computer. Despite the recent breakthrough in high performance GPU computing that brought teraflops of computing power to workstation class machines, most scientific codes still run on general purpose CPUs only. Physon, a departmental class supercomputing cluster funded by the National Scientific Fund, is an example of High Performance Computing on a smaller scale. It provides the required CPU power for several scientific projects in the field of astronomy, quantum informatics, nanoscience, dosimetry. It's history, technical capabilities and scientific usefulness will be presented together with a vision for its future. Case study of several projects is also presented.