WBEZ | Pete Beckman http://www.wbez.org/tags/pete-beckman Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer: How massively powerful computers and big data are transforming science and our lives http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/rise-super-smart-supercomputer-how-massively-powerful-computers-and-big <p><p><strong>Pete Beckman</strong> explains how math and supercomputers are accelerating scientific discovery and helping us predict the future. From discovering the secret inner workings of the universe to developing cars that can drive themselves, Pete Beckman will share with you the technology and science fueling a new breed of massive, smart supercomputers that will improve our world.</p><p>Pete Beckman is a recognized global expert in high-end computing systems. During the past 25 years, he has designed and built software and architectures for large-scale parallel and distributed computing systems. Peter helped found Indiana University&rsquo;s Extreme Computing Laboratory. He also founded the Linux cluster team at the Advanced Computing Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Turbolinux-sponsored research laboratory that developed the world&rsquo;s first dynamic provisioning system for cloud computing and HPC clusters. Furthermore, he acted as vice president of Turbolinux&rsquo;s worldwide engineering efforts.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Argonne-webstory.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />Recorded live Thursday, March 14, 2013 at&nbsp;Argonne National Laboratory.</p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/rise-super-smart-supercomputer-how-massively-powerful-computers-and-big