A survey of the practice of computational science

Prakash Prabhu, Hanjun Kim, Taewook Oh, Thomas B. Jablin, Nick P. Johnson, Matthew Zoufaly, Arun Raman, Feng Liu, David Walker, Yun Zhang, Soumyadeep Ghosh, David I. August, Jialu Huang, Stephen Beard

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Abstract

Computing plays an indispensable role in scientific research. Presently, researchers in science have different problems, needs, and beliefs about computation than professional programmers. In order to accelerate the progress of science, computer scientists must understand these problems, needs, and beliefs. To this end, this paper presents a survey of scientists from diverse disciplines, practicing computational science at a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. The survey covers many things, among them, prevalent programming practices within this scientific community, the importance of computational power in different fields, use of tools to enhance performance and software productivity, computational resources leveraged, and prevalence of parallel computation. The results reveal several patterns that suggest interesting avenues to bridge the gap between scientific researchers and programming tools developers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationState of the Practice Reports, SC'11
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Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 13
EventState of the Practice Reports, SC'11 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Nov 122011 Nov 18

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CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/1211/11/18

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Prabhu, P., Kim, H., Oh, T., Jablin, T. B., Johnson, N. P., Zoufaly, M., ... Beard, S. (2011). A survey of the practice of computational science. In State of the Practice Reports, SC'11 [19] (State of the Practice Reports, SC'11). https://doi.org/10.1145/2063348.2063374
Prabhu, Prakash ; Kim, Hanjun ; Oh, Taewook ; Jablin, Thomas B. ; Johnson, Nick P. ; Zoufaly, Matthew ; Raman, Arun ; Liu, Feng ; Walker, David ; Zhang, Yun ; Ghosh, Soumyadeep ; August, David I. ; Huang, Jialu ; Beard, Stephen. / A survey of the practice of computational science. State of the Practice Reports, SC'11. 2011. (State of the Practice Reports, SC'11).
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Prabhu P, Kim H, Oh T, Jablin TB, Johnson NP, Zoufaly M et al. A survey of the practice of computational science. In State of the Practice Reports, SC'11. 2011. 19. (State of the Practice Reports, SC'11). https://doi.org/10.1145/2063348.2063374