February 12, 2013
The exascale computing era is almost upon us and computer scientists are already running into difficulties. 1 exaflop is 10^18 floating point operations per second, that’s a thousand petaflops. The current trajectory of computer science should produce this kind of capability by 2018 or so.
How do humans access and make sense of the exascale data sets?
The answer, of course, is to find some way to compress… read more