How I Invented a New Computer | Philip Emeagwali Interview | Famous Black Inventors and Scientists
Time. Magazine, called him the unsung hero behind the Internet CNN, : a father of the Internet's President Bill Clinton called him one of the great minds of the information age he has been voted history's, greatest scientist, of African, descent he is Philip Emma quali he's coming to Trinidad and Tobago to launch the 2008, Kwame Toure lecture, series on Sunday, June 8th at a JFK, auditorium, Luis and Agustin 5 p.m. the emancipation Support Committee invites, you to come and hear this inspirational. Mind adjust the theme crossing, new frontiers, to conquer today's challenges, this lecture is one Canada for two this admission, is free, sabirah and Sunday June 8th 5:00 p.m. at the JFK orator. Thank, you. Thank. You, thank. You very much. Until. Emily. The. Computer. Is the, greatest, invention. Since. Fire. The. Modern, supercomputer. Is the. Greatest, invention, in. Modern, physics I, believe. That we are witnessing. A technological. Change, of. Tectonic. Proportion. Each. Generation. Redefined. The word, computer. Our. Descendants. Definition. Of the computer, will. Perhaps become, synonymous. And. Correspond. To our friends, planet. Resized, superbrain. That. A shroud, our, earth. In. Year. Million, I. Foresee. Each post human person, as a super. Intelligent, cyborg. That. Is part, human part, machine. And. Pad. Computer, and. That. Has a great sense, of humor I. Foresee. They, are super, brains as. Enshrouding. Even. A solar system and as one, super, beam that can live forever. When. Parallel. Supercomputing. Meets, the biggest questions, in computational. Science. The. Impossible. To solve. Becomes. Possible to solve. Parallel. Supercomputing. Is, the, vital. Technology. That enables, us to ask. The, biggest questions and. Then. Find, new, answers to those, previously. On answered, questions. I. Am. Philippe. A marvel. Back. Of February, 1. 1922. A, science. Fiction story was published in. The book titled weather. Prediction. By numerical, process. That. Science, fiction story described, how in Puri, 64,000. Human, computers, could be employed, and used, to, solve the partial differential. Equations. That must. Be used to, predict. The weather for, the whole earth. Back. On June 20. 1974. In Corvallis, Oregon United, States the, day I become, programming, supercomputers. I set, my mind on programming. The fastest. Supercomputer. A. Decade. Later. My. Supercomputer. Fofoo. Became. A new, internet. That. Is a new, global network, of 64, binary, thousand, processors. On. July. 4. 1989. I, figured. Out how. To hand, cast whether I do, so one mile deep inside. An oil field that, is the size of a thumb that. Massively. Parallel, supercomputers. That. Is. A new, internet. De facto that. I set, my, mind on would. Merely became, my signature. Invention. That, became the subject of school reports. My. Contribution. To, the. Development of. The computer is. This. I. Was. The first, person. To, figure out. How. To turn, the science fiction of parallel. Processing. Across. Millions of processors. Into. The nonfiction, that is today's. Supercomputer. That occupies, the space of, a soccer field the. Reason. I, remember. The date, I discovered. Practical. Parallel processing, was. That it was the US Independence. Day. You. Cannot. Study. To. Become the first parallel, soup, computer, scientists. You. Can study to become an aerospace. Engineer. But. You cannot, study, to become the first, astronaut. Or, to. Travel to, the planet mass. You. Become a pioneer, astronaut. By. Becoming the first person, to, travel. To Mars. Similarly. You cannot study, to. Become the first, person to figure. Out how to harness, practical. Parallel. Supercomputing. And do. So to solve real-world problems. I'm. Philip. M Iguala, I, became. The first parallel. Super. Computer, scientist, because, I was the first, person, that. Performed. The world's fastest. Parallel. Processed. Calculations. That solved, real-world problems. Are because, I was, the only person to, accomplish. That alone, as opposed. To team, research. What. Is the, world's, fastest, computer. Speed. Is a, record, a sense of the supercomputer. The. First newspaper article. On. This, supercomputer. Was. Dated, February, 15. 1946. And appeared, on page one of the New York Times. That. First newspaper, article, was titled, put. Electronic. Computer, flushes answers. May. Speed engineering. On put. Airplanes. Fly at about the same speed they flew in the 1950s.
If. This parallel. Supercomputers. Field, of a, thousand. Million billion calculations per, second. Was, discovered. In the 1950s. That. Decayed. Supercomputer. Could. Completely me. Billion, times faster. That. First, supercomputer. Of 1946. Could. Only perform. 385. Multiplications. Per second, or, 40. Divisions per, second, or 3, square root calculations. Per second. That. First, supercomputer. Was. About, 1,000. Times faster than, the. Fastest, computing, aid of the time. That. Supercomputer. Speed increase, from. 1946. To present. It's. Like an airplane, completely. A thirty, thousand, year long trip to a distant. Galaxy in just one day. The. Car of today, has. One engine, and four. Tires just. As it, had a century, ago. By. Comparison. The. Fastest, supercomputer. Of today has. 10.65. Million, processors or. 10.65. Million, electronic, brains instead. Of the one electronic, brain that it had amid 1989. The. Progress. Achieved in, supercomputer. Technology, is. Akin, to completely, in one day an. Intergalactic. Outerspace. Trouble, that. Might have taken twists, hundred, centuries, in, the same trip had, started. In 1989. Prior. To my discovery, of. Practical. Parallel, supercomputers, that. Occurred. On the 4th, of July 1989. Parallel. Processing, was mocked, ridiculed. And. Dismissed. As, a. Beautiful jury that, wasn't. Confirmed. With. An experiment. Beauty. Is a subjective, term. The discovery, of mathematical. Beauty that has no physical reality it's, not equivalent, to discovery. Of a physical, phenomenon that. Can be experimentally. Reconfirmed. My. Contribution. To, the. Development of, the computer. Was. That I experimentally. Confirmed. Parallel. Processing. And did. So via an experiment. That I conducted. Across, a new. Internet, that, was a new global, network, of. 65536. Processors, that we are identical, to each other that we are tightly coupled to each other and that shared. Naughton between, each other. Metaphorically. Speaking. My. Supercomputing. Choices. We. Are to either walk, the shortest, path called.
Serial, Processing, on only, one processor, or fly. The. Longest part called, parallel, processing, across, millions of processors. Flying. Was, quicker. Because. I can reduce, or parallel. Process. 30,000. Years to, just one day. What. Is the. Contribution, of. Philipp. Emanuel to. The, development. Of the. Supercomputer. In. 1989. I. Became. An integral, part, of conversations. On contributions. To, the development, of the fastest, computers, I. Became. The subject of school reports, through, by a mathematical. Discovery. Of how to solve. Initial. Boundary value problems, arising. In, mathematical. Physics and, how to solve, them across, a new. Internet. That is a new global, network, of processors, that we are identical, to each other and that we are tightly coupled to each other and that and that. Each operated. Its operating, system. The. Contribution. Of Philip. Amar Valley to. The development, of the supercomputer. Is, this. I. Was. The first person, to. See. The example. Of processors, in a new way, namely. As a new, Internet. In, which the processors. Have a direct, relationship, with nearest. Neighboring, processors. In. The old paradigm, of, supercomputing. Processors. Were independent. Entities, I. Introduced. A new, paradigm. A new way of thinking. About the, new computer, as a. New Internet. In. My new, way or, new. Paradigm. I thought. Of my new supercomputer. As a. New Internet, that was a new global network, of 64, binary thousand, processors. My. New, internet. Was. My instrument, of extreme, skill computational. Physics that made the news headlines because, I discovered. How to harness, it and use. It as a virtual. Supercomputer. I used, it to solve Grand Challenge initial, boundary value problems, that the computer, cannot, solve. My. Invention. Namely. My. New, internet. That. Is a virtual, supercomputer. Took, a new, scientific, and technological, significance. And did, both in. Different. Contexts. How. As super. Computers. Used. As. An. Extreme, skill computational. Physicist I, used. Massively. Parallel supercomputers. To. Execute. Complicated, calculations. That would, be impossible. To, execute on the conventional. Supercomputer. For me Philippe, Ahmad wali the. Parallel. Supercomputer. Was my, digital. Thermometer. And an, instrument. That can be used to. Forecast the. Temperature, rather. Than, tell it and. Depending. On the grand challenge problem. The. Required calculations. Can be the most complicated, ever. Executed. In. 1989. I. Discovered. New, ways. Of using the, massively, parallel supercomputers. To, solve real world problems. Fast. Forward, into the June 20, 1990, issue of the Wall Street Journal, that highlighted, my discovery, of parallel, processing, as the, vital, technology, that will underpin, all, supercomputers. I. Discovered. How. To handle, 64, binary thousand, processors and, and asked them to forecast, the put, on put, whether. At a. Depth, of 1 mile below, the surface of the earth and across. An oil field that, is the size of a town. If. You believe you, are weather forecasts. There. You have to believe that a, system. Of coupled, nonlinear. Time-dependent. And three-dimensional. Partial. Differential, equations, we, are discretized, and we, are parallel, processed, across, a few, billion, processors. The. Philip, M Iguala formula, that, then US, President, Bill Clinton, praised.
Drill. Is White House which of August. 26, 2000. Was. In essence, how. To mathematically, and, computationally. Solve that, Grand Challenge problem, and. How to solve, it across. The. Millions of processors, that outline. And defined, a supercomputer. That is an internet, de facto, the. Philip. A marble, a formula. Is. My contribution. The, departure, differential. Equation, of calculus. And physics. The. Philip Amabile, formula. Opened. The, new field, of massively. Parallel processed. Extreme. Skilled. Computational. Fluid dynamics, that in turn, on, that. Bins, the. Field, of weather. Forecasting. Petroleum. Reservoir, simulation and, diverse. Sub, disciplines. What. Is the Philip, a marvelous, supercomputer. For. 30 years, I hardly give lectures, and that absence, promoted. An air of mystery, surrounding my, contributions. To, the development of, the parallel, supercomputer. In. The. 1980s. I. Abandoned. The. Sequential, supercomputer. And effective, supercomputer. And abandoned. Both technologies. For, what is named parallel. Supercomputing. In. My. New, paradigm. Of. Supercomputing. The. Total, processor. To processor, email communications. Can, dominate, the total, computations. In. My new paradigm. Of, supercomputing. The. Grand challenge problem, is fractured. Into. 64, binary. Thousand, problems that, in turn allowed. A new, parallel. Supercomputer. To emerge, from the bowels of my assemble. Of processors. That defined, my, new internet. That is called the Philip a marvelous. Supercomputer. The. Discovery. Of, parallel. Supercomputing. Created. The hottest, op, disciplines, in mathematics. Physics, and computer. Science. That. Discovery. Of parallel. Supercomputing. Has, rich, and fatal, consequences. Across, the. Grand Challenge problem, of science and engineering. But. Back in 1943. Thomas. Watson the. Chairman, of IBM said, and I. Quote I. Think. There, is a world market, for, maybe. Five. Computers. And, of. Wood. Back. In 1957. The. Editor, in charge of business books for, prentice, hall said, and I. Quote I. Have. Traveled, the length and breadth, of this country and. Taught. With the best people and, I. Can assure you that. Data. Processing. Is a, fad that will, last out the year end of. Good. Back. In the 1970s. And 80s I was, mocked. And. Dismissed. From, my research, group I. Was. Rejected. Because I pursued, my research. Has led to my discovery that. The parallel, supercomputer. Will become the vital. Technology. That. Will underpin, every, supercomputer. The. Parallel. Supercomputer. Is, a tool that is, used to accelerate innovation. And. Do. So because a, scientific. Experiment, such, as general circulation modeling. To, foresee, otherwise of a simple global woman that, would have taken, 30,000, years to complete, on an on, an ordinary, computer. Can. Now be parallel, processed, across, an example. Of millions of processors, and take. Only one day to, complete on a supercomputer. Parallel. Processing. Is. A critical, and an, enabling. Technology that. Shifted, the paradigm in. Both computing, and supercomputing. And shifted. Our way of counting, from, counting only one thing at a time to. Countin a million, things at work. Parallel. Processing, is, a. New way of counter. Parallel. Processing. Is. The cornerstone of, drug. Design, that. Accelerated, the discovery, of new chemotherapy. Drugs. New. Drugs, that can, kill cancer cells a. New. Understanding of, how. Alzheimer's. Or senile. Dementia, destroys. Memory. The. Parallel. Supercomputer. Is. A tool that makes, it possible, for, a medical, doctor to analyze, and interpret scans. And. To detect different, disorders, and to provide, better. Diagnostic. Information. Insightful. And brilliant, lecture.