Python for High Performance and Scientific Computing

A session at EuroPython 2011

Thursday 23rd June, 2011

2:30pm to 3:30pm (CET)

Python is an accepted high-level scripting language with a growing community in academia and industry. It is used in a lot of scientific applications in many different scientific fields and in more and more industries, for example, in engineering or life science). In all fields, the use of Python for high-performance and parallel computing is increasing. Several organizations and companies are providing tools or support for Python development. This includes libraries for scientific computing, parallel computing, and MPI. Python is also used on many core architectures and GPUs, for which specific Python interpreters are being developed. A related topic is the performance of the various interpreter and compiler implementations for Python.

The talk gives an overview of Python’s use in HPC and Scientific Computing and gives information on many topics, such as Python on massively parallel systems, GPU programming with Python, scientific libraries in Python, and Python interpreter performance issues. The talk will include examples for scientific codes and applications from many domains.

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Andreas Schreiber

Scientist • Python • Open Science • Distributed Computing • Software Analytics • Reproducible Data Science • Quantified Self

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EuroPython 2011

Italy Italy, Florence

20th26th June 2011

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Time 2:30pm3:30pm CET

Date Thu 23rd June 2011

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