Originally posted by: otherarchie
Welcome to the blog on Scientific Computing with C/C++.
IBM has a long history of Scientific Computing starting with the creation of FORTRAN
in 1957 to the control systems for the Apollo missions in the 1960s.
Today, various user groups and wikis exist to support IBM’s scientific computer users:
My Name is Roch Archambault and I have over 20 years of compiler development experience at IBM.
In the last 5 years I’ve been the compiler focal point for High Performance Computing (HPC). I’ve been involved with several high profile US government funded scientific computing efforts:
- ASCI (Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative) since 1997 funded by DOE
- HPCS (High Productivity Computing Systems) funded by DARPA.
- Bluewater system (Great Lakes Consortium) funded by NSF.
The C and C++ languages are becoming more and more popular in Scientific Computing.
My colleagues and I hope to bring a wealth of expertise to this blog to assist programmers of scientific applications in analyzing and improving the performance of their codes.