Tag Archives: Karima Nigmatulina

Sharing the Load

Checkerboard balancing

It’s one thing to have a powerful supercomputer cluster, it’s quite another thing to use it at its full potential. For anyone who has ever chopped wood, you know that slight changes in one’s stance or grip can dramatically increase the amount force the axe can delivered. Similarly, when dealing with a multi-core computer.

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We’ve been seeing more and more visitors from the media around here. The most recent journalist to peruse the lab was Newsweek’s Dan Lyons, who was looking for the lowdown on our malaria work. Although the Photonic Fence, a.k.a. the mosquito laser system, has gotten most of the press lately due to Nathan Myhrvold’s TED […]

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