(Media-Newswire.com) - Until now, using supercomputing to solve research problems or industrial tasks required significant expertise and effort. And if a single supercomputer couldn’t provide enough power, you had to build a bigger one or link two or more together – not a trivial undertaking even for the experts.
Manish Parashar, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers, was part of a team that recently demonstrated a better way. The group, which included experts from IBM and the University of Texas at Austin, created a massive virtual supercomputer cloud capable of easily solving the toughest computing tasks.
The team brought home first place in a contest run by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), known as the IEEE SCALE 2011 Challenge.