Tuesday, April 26, 2005
B17 Upson Hall*

Computer Science
Spring 2005

Cosponsored by School of Operations Research & Industrial Engineering

William R. Pulleyblank

BlueGene and Business Optimization

BlueGene is a family of massively parallel supercomputers capable of performing unprecedented amounts of computation. We describe this system, its characteristics, and some early application successes. Exploiting this capability presents a broad range of challenges.  Last fall, we announced the formation of a new business unit, called the Center for Business Optimization. We also discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that this will present in bringing optimization and business analytics capability to market as well as exploiting BlueGene level computational power.

*Refreshments before the talk will be in 258 Rhodes at 3:45pm.