BU Center Marks 10th Anniversary of Supercomputing Center for Computational Science Symposium Explores ‘Visions of the Future’

in News Releases, School of Management, Science & Technology, University Affairs
November 17th, 2000

Contact: Colin Riley, 617-353-2240 | criley@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) — The Center for Computational Science at Boston University and scientists from around the world will celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary-and the unveiling of its latest IBM Supercomputer-with a day-long symposium on Friday, November 17. The symposium will feature high-tech presentations and sessions under the theme of ‘Visions of the Future.’ Speakers from the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and IBM will give presentations during the afternoon.

Boston University is the leading academic institution in the world in computational science, the branch of science that fills the gap between experimental and theoretical science. The Center brings together researchers, educators, and students who are pioneering advanced application of computing to problems in the sciences, engineering, arts and humanities. Working with the Scientific Computing and Visualization Group of the University’s Office for Information Technology, the Center also supports high performance computing and visualization systems at Boston University. For more information about Boston University’s Center for Computational Science, see http://ccs.bu.edu/ for the Symposium schedule.

The University’s latest IBM Supercomputer is a version of IBM’s ASCI White, which is the most powerful supercomputer ever built. BU’s version is known as the RS/6000 SP, and it allows researchers to process as many as 96 billion calculations per second, making it instrumental in BU researchers’ efforts, in a variety of fields including quantum physics, genome research, and the ongoing pursuit for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease.

Event: Center for Computational Science Symposium

Date: November 17, 2000

Time: 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Place: Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue (morning session 9 a.m. to noon)

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