October 27, 2011

Video: Archaeologists Leveraging HPC to Preserve the Past

In this video, Adam Rabinowitz and his team work with supercomputer experts at TACC to develop high-tech, digital solutions to preserve ancient sites. Today, archaeologists are more likely to take hundreds of digital photos, notate the information in a spreadsheet on a laptop, and record careful geographically referenced information that only a computer can interpret.

The development of digital technologies has exponentially magnified the amount of data we’re collecting, simply because we have the tools now to collect a lot more information much more easily than we did in the past,” Rabinowitz said.

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