The Promise of Supercomputers

by Alex Bykat, Univ of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Super and Parallel Computers and Their Impact on Civil Engineering


This paper briefly reviews the classification and general architecture of supercomputers: their capabilities, promise, current and projected limitations are considered. The author reviews some of the results of supercomputer applications. In conclusion he examines the impact of supercomputer on scientific computation; and identifies current directions and their significance for the future of such applications.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Architectural engineering | Architecture | Systems engineering | Computer models | Computer aided operations | Simulation models

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