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The University of Florida is home to one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It’s called HiPerGator and in this episode of From Florida, Erik Deumens explains how its speed and capacity is making a difference in what researchers are able to do. Produced by Nicci Brown, Brooke Adams, Emily Cardinali and James L. Sullivan. Original music by Daniel Townsend, a doctoral candidate in music composition in the College of the Arts.
Nicci Brown: Welcome to From Florida, where you learn how minds are connecting, great ideas are colliding and groundbreaking innovation is becoming a reality because of the University of Florida. I’m your host, Nicci Brown.
The University of Florida is home to one of the 25 fastest supercomputers in the world and today we’re going to talk about how UF has differentiated itself among research universities with its investments in computing power.
Our guest today is Erik Deumens, who is the director of research computing at UF and is also a faculty member in UF’s Department of Chemistry. Erik received his doctorate in computational nuclear physics from the University of Brussels in Belgium.
He has been at the forefront of numerous advances in his field — electron nuclear dynamics, ENDyne software and the Super Instruction Assembly Language approach to programming massively parallel computers — which I think in simple terms means he knows how to get a lot of computers to work together!