Lars Koesterke (Univ. of Texas Austin)

The Astronomer's workplace is changing. Why should I care?
When Jun 27, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
What
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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For good reasons many astronomers have ignored changes in computer architecture in the past.  However, the next change combined with a shift towards Big Data in 'traditional' astronomy may force us to pay more attention.  My talk will be mostly geared towards the non-HPC astronomer.  I will introduce the basics concepts of new hardware architectures that will soon leap from high-end accelerators (GPUs and Xeon Phi) into our desktops, and will present an astronomer's view on what the changes in hardware and the shift towards Big Data may mean for our community.