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Making Computers More Powerful – DNP episode 18

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Our first guest today, John Pavlus, outlines the P vs. NP mathematical problem and how it relates to computer programming and the approach to computer programming and decision making. Most data we would like a computer to analyze (things like protein folding and financial trading) are NP problems with a range of possible answers vs. P problems (checklists). Our second guests, Jeff Martens and Matt Wallington from CPUsage, take your idle computer power and use it to work on high throughput computing problems (again like protein folding and financial trading).

Show Timeline:

  • 0:00: Introductions and News of the Week
  • 11:01: Interview with John Pavlus, science writer
  • 23:57: Interview with Jeff Martens and Matt Wallington, CPUsage
  • 34:30: Wrap up

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