I personally much prefer to work with my students
on research projects rather than expose myself to
However, as an educator in science and technology,
I realize how important it is
to reach out to the press to let the rest of the world
know about how exciting and interesting our fields are,
and how important our work is for everyone.
Here is a collection of recent mass media interviews
I have given, and articles I have written, mostly in Norwegian.
(main debate article contributions that was almost 2-pages in print-verion)
in Dagbladet (one of 3 main newspapers in Norway), May 7, 2010,
"Forbigått av Kina og Saudi-Arabia"
on why and how Norway should invest more in research and
infrastructure. Well received and lead to meeting with policy makers.
- Adressa (Trondheim's main newspaper), June 23, 2009 article and
phone describing the IBM award received by two of Dr. Elster's
Master students, Eirik Ola Aksnes and Daniele Spampinato.
See also NTNU's local news links from June 11 and 22, 2009:
- NTNU paper "Universitetsavisa"'s
"Med kurs for webbens vugge" on May 28, 2009, featuring interview
with Elster and two of her Master students who will spend their summer
at CERN this year.
"Spillkort gir superkraft til folket" , published on April 29, 2009
on http://www.forskning.no ,
the on-line research publications by The Norwegian Research Council.
The article describes Elster and her HPC-lab's research on
using gaming technology (GPUs) as computational devices.
The title can be translated into something like:
"Gaming (Graphics) Cards Give People Super(computing) Power".
- "CERN: Nordmenn vil ikke reise ut",
Universitetsavisa , Feb 6, 2009.
Elster is interviewed in the article where CERN hopes for more
Norwegians wanting to go to CERN since she has advised several
students in collaboration with CERN.
"GPU Computing is about massive data parallelism",
InfoWorld, Jan 22, 2009.
The article contains longer quotes from Dr. Elster.
"Imponerten NVIDIA med snøsimulering" on digi.no,
Thursday Dec 4, 2008.
- HPC-Lab Members Robin Eidissen and I
were interviewed by the NVIDIA video crew at their
SC'08 booth, Nov. 2008.
"Vant topplassering på programmering" on digi.no,
Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008. Article describes the NCPC and NEWRC
programming contest for wish I am the national faculty sponsor
"NTNU vil lage de kuleste pc-ene" --
HPC-lab opening article on digi.no, Oct. 29, 2008.
This article was also renference on NTNU's
under Aktuelt and can still be seen reference at
- "NTNU vant topplassering
blandt 149 nordiske lag i helgens mesterskap" ,
digi.no article, Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008.
- Our HPC-Lab was used as a back-drop for a
TV story on NTNU, Fast and Microsoft:
Midtnytt, Sept 30, 2008 Only our keyboards are from Microsoft
(we paid for them), but our custom-built PCs with high-end
NVIDIA cards are really cool. ;-)
My graduate student, Daniele Spampinato, is also in the clip, working aw
ay on CUDA (for using graphics cards as extra compute devices), as is Ola Natvig
, IDI student and son of colleague Lasse Natvig.
TV interviews w/ Elster
A link to the above streamed video is currently (Dec. 4, 2006)
available from NTNU's main home page.
Streamed from TV Trøndelag , regional TV station about our
new supercomputer, Njord.
- A shorter version of above was on TV Norges (National channel)
"Bymagasinet", Thursday Nov. 30 around 6:20pm.
Radio interviews w/ Elster
- NRK Trøndelag
-- "live" 11:16- 11:21 Monday Nov 27, 2006 aboiut Njord.
- Kanal 24 (national channel) -- "live" 08:15, Thursday,
Nov 30, 2006, about Njord
- NRK P3 (national channel)-- "teaser" interview Dec 1, 2006.
May come back to make a longer segment of our "cool"
superomputer monster. ;-)
- NTNU student radio, (FM 104.2), May 2006: Telephone interview and
"NTNU kjøper ny datamaskin" incl. quote by Elster.
National media -- print
Articles based on Elster's interview about the Njord Supercomputer
with Avisenes nyhetsbyrå (ANB)
(ANB is a Norwegian news agency feeding local newspapers throughout Norway)
Adresseavisen -- Trondheim's
regional paper sold nationally
- Large article on page 13, Monday Nov.27, 2006, entitled "Nordens
Sprekeste Maskin" by Svein Inge Meland
(951 98 688, firstname.lastname@example.org)
incl. photo of Elster in front of Njord with
caption "Kry: Anne Cathrine Elster, daglig leder ved Program
for beregningsvitenskap og visualisering, er stolt over den
nye superdatamskinene som kommer i drift 30. November."
- "Dagens Navn" ("Today's Name"), Økonomiseksjonen, Thursday Nov. 30, 2006
Our celebration on campus on Nov. 30, 2006,
included several short talks on interesting uses of supercomputing.
About/interviews with Elster:
Articles written by Elster:
Other news articles re. Njord, many based on NTNU's
press release :
(Elster not necessarily mentioned)
Other reports by Elster of general interest
Anne C. Elster's Home Page at NTNU
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It was last updated on July 14, 2009. Comments welcome.