SLAC launched America’s first website on Dec. 12, 1991.
Understanding the origins of our solar system, the future of our planet or humanity requires complex calculations run on high-power computers.
If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he would likely extend his often-quoted list of life's certainties – death and taxes – to include more and more data. SLAC computer scientist Jacek Becla couldn't agree more. As founder of the Extremely Large Databases (XLDB) conference, which serves people who work with datasets too large or complex for conventional solutions, Becla is intimately aware of the information explosion.