Supercomputers and their use

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - Computers - 227 pages
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Supercomputers are in the forefront of computer technology and are of immense practical importance in scientific research due to the speed with which they handle data. This book describes supercomputers--how they are built, what the differences between them are, how they work, and how they could be improved. The author discusses their present applications as well as their future possibilities, keeping technical details to a minimum and carefully explaining necessary terminology. Written in an informal style, the book is accessible to the general, computer literate audience as well as to computer professionals and scientists using large-scale computation.

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Contents

Organization of building blocks
6
Supercomputer architecture in the 1970s
20
Supercomputer technologies
37
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