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Esteban Meneses-Rojas
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The 27th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing
The latest instance of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD) was held in Florianópolis, Brazil, 18-21 October, 2015. It was a excellent event to get exposure to a wide range of interesting research to...
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Self-sustained Supercomputing Centers in Latin America
Some supercomputing centers in the region start with initial seed funds coming from the government, academic institutions, or donation. However, they receive a clear mandate to operate: be self sufficient. That is the case of Mexico's National Supercomputin...
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Recruiting Research Assistants through a Graduate-level HPC Class in Latin America
During the introductory seminars to graduate school, a faculty professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used to equate the process of finding an advisor (or finding students, for that matter) to that of finding a spouse. A good relationsh...
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Designing an Undergraduate Class on High Performance Computing
Since the advent of multicore processors in the mid 2000s, parallel architectures have become mainstream. These days, it is extremely difficult to find a single-core processor, including those on cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Therefore, there is a grow...
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The National System of High Performance Computing in Argentina
Policies at the national level are a pivotal element to foster the development of high performance computing in a country. For instance, it was the  National Science Foundation Network  (NSFNet), a nation-wide effort in the United States of America, what se...
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SCALAC: Advanced Computing Services for Latin American and the Caribbean
Nation or even continent-wide programs are a fundamental piece in developing high performance computing expertise. Two examples of that are the XSEDE in the United States and PRACE in Europe. XSEDE is a program that assembles HPC resources from several supe...
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The Role of University Centers in Promoting HPC in Latin America
The development of a competitive high performance computing platform in a country requires the concerted effort of different agents: government, academia, society, and industry. Ideally, a coordinated strategy of all the aforementioned parties would put HPC...
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Latin America hosts one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world
That's right, a supercomputer as powerful as the top 2 machine on the most recent Top500 list has its home in the Atacama desert in Chile. Although it may not run the traditional HPC software, it certainly enables cutting-edge scientific exploration.  The A...
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Create a CUDA Center in your country
In a previous post , we reported on the Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCC) and the opportunities that open up by bringing to your country a specialized laboratory on accelerator technology. This time, it is the turn of CUDA centers, a similar and well-...
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MPI4Py: From Latin America to the World!
The Python programming language has become one of the big three languages in HPC (along with Fortran and C/C++). Thanks to an extended ecosystem of scientific libraries, development tools, and applications, Python has been widely adopted by many scientific ...
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