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Seattle NAE Grand Challenges Summit

The Seattle Times reports on Monday’s NAE Grand Challenges Summit, hosted by the University of Washington at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle.

“At the Grand Challenges Summit in Seattle today, the University of Washington’s Ed Lazowska … described the advances that computer science will bring to scientific research.  ‘You’re going to see a revolution in discovery in the next 10 years,’ said Lazowska … He opened a discussion of ‘eScience’ and new systems for doing research with massive amounts of data, a ‘looming data tsunami’ that’s pushing scientists to develop shared computing clusters at schools and ultrafast dedicated Internet lines between research centers.”

Read the entire article here.

TechFlash reports on Lazowska’s session:  “Facebook’s hangover detection, and other revolutions in science.”

May 3, 2010