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SuperComputing in Plain English: Understanding High Performance Computing
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, University of Oklahoma, United States ; , Rose & Smith Associates, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Computational science and engineering and High Performance Computing are inextricably linked, because of the tremendous computing resources required by many of the problems of greatest scientific and engineering interest. While theory and experimentation are taught at every level of science and engineering education, computational approaches are much less frequently encountered, and when covered are often addressed in considerably less depth. The pedagogical challenge is to find ways to express the basic concepts with minimal jargon and maximal intuitiveness. Although expressing these concepts in a manner appropriate for the target audience can be challenging, it does not need to be daunting. For example, the use of analogies and narratives to explain these concepts can capture the fundamental underlying principles without distracting the students with technical details.

Citation

Neeman, H. & Rose, R. (2008). SuperComputing in Plain English: Understanding High Performance Computing. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4744-4746). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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