Petascale computers: the next supercomputing wave

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Petascale computers: the next supercomputing wave

The author of the world's first published collection on petascale techniques, David A. Bader, discusses petascale, exascale and the future of computing.

Supercomputing has come a long way in the past half-century. Far from CDC's single-operation scalar processors in the 1960s, present day terascale computers in development by companies like Intel boast up to 100 processor cores and the ability to perform one trillion operations per second.Now, ...

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