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SCHEDULE: NOV 10-16, 2012

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The Costs of HPC-Based Science in the Exascale Era

SESSION: Green Supercomputing

EVENT TYPE: Keynote and Invited Talks

TIME: 2:15PM - 3:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: David Lowenthal

Presenter(s):Thomas Ludwig


Many science fields base their knowledge gaining process on high performance computing. Constant exponential increase in performance allows in particular natural sciences to run more and more sophisticated numerical simulations. However, one may wonder, does the quality of results correlate to the increase in costs? In particular with the advent of the Exascale era and with Big Data we are confronted with possibly prohibitive energy costs. In addition, our installations grow in size and we typically replace them every 4-6 years. The talk will analyze the cost-benefit ratio of HPC-based science and consider economic and ecological aspects. We will have a closer look onto different science fields and evaluate the impact of their research results on society.

Chair/Presenter Details:

David Lowenthal (Chair) - University of Arizona

Thomas Ludwig - German Climate Computing Center

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