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Simplifying big data supercomputing

Charliecloud lets users easily run crazy new things on Los Alamos supercomputers.
June 27, 2017
Charliecloud scientists Tim Randles and Reid Priedhorsky

Charliecloud: Streamlined code from Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Tim Randles and Reid Priedhorsky aims to simplify supercomputer use.

Simplifying big data supercomputing

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, home to more than 100 supercomputers since the dawn of the computing era, elegance and simplicity of programming are highly valued but not always achieved. In the case of a new product, dubbed “Charliecloud,” a crisp 800-line code helps supercomputer users operate in the high-performance world of Big Data without burdening computer center staff with the peculiarities of their particular software needs.

This story first appeared in HuffPost Science.


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