January 28, 2010

Are We Taking Supercomputing Code Seriously?

Andrew Jones

Striking a balance between science and software engineering.

Someone remarked to me recently that the problem with scientific software is that most of it is written by amateurs. Harsh perhaps, but it got me thinking. The point behind the remark is that most of the software used for simulation in scientific research, especially on supercomputers, is written by scientists rather than by professional numerical software engineers.

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