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Ecological Impact of High-performance Computing

9. Mai 2022

The Ecological Impact of High-performance Computing in Science

Future Scientists Webinar

High-performance computer use continues to increase in science, and so also its impact on the environment. To minimize the effects, scientists should avoid interpreted scripting languages such as Python, and favor the optimal use of energy-efficient workstations.

Simon Portegies Zwart leads the interdisciplinary research team on Computational Astrophysics at Leiden Observatory. His main objective is to understand the universe by simulation and to develop the necessary algorithms and tools. This includes running on cheap graphical processing units, but also on the largest computers in the Solar system. He is concerned about the impact his research has on the environment and realizes very well that so far we know, Earth is the only habitable planet in the Galaxy.


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