Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium



Title: Parallel Processing and It's Involvement in Making the Future Better
Speaker:Neil Copeland
Albion Computer Science Major
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College

Abstract: Parallel computing is a method in which many calculations can be carried out simultaneously. Not every algorithm or problem can gain an increase in speed from being executed in parallel. In recent years the bottlenecks of output of a single computer processor has increase a demand for multicore processors. At the same time our trusty graphics processors have helped in such acts of massive computation. Using these techniques there are global computation projects that you can use your very own equipment at home in order to help better understand illness and disease by simulating problems millions of time in order to exceed what was previously understood. Other applications include deep oil exploration and finances.
Location: Palenske 227
Date:4/28/2011
Time: 3:10 PM



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title   = "{Parallel Processing and It's Involvement in Making the Future Better}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{28 May}",
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