High Performance Computing on the Desktop
Roman Pearce, CECM, Simon Fraser.
Abstract: A desktop computer today is comparable to a supercomputer of only a decade ago, and the trend towards ever greater performance shows no sign of slowing down. In this talk we discuss the new computing architectures that are coming to commodity hardware and applications in computational mathematics that they will enable. In particular, we will cover multicore CPUs, GPUs, and Intel's Larrabee processor.