Accession Number:

ADA461232

Title:

Parallel Computers: Current Systems and Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The needs of scientific and engineering grand challenge computations are driving the design of current high performance computing systems. We review the background for this development and the essential role played by massively parallel computers section 1. We describe the various major classifications of massively parallel systems and describe the advantages of each approach section 2. Finally we survey in detail most of the recent advanced systems, discussing both their hardware and software sections 3-6.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE