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Research Report 95/7
Sarita V. Adve
d i g i t a l Western Research Laboratory 250 University Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301 USA
The Western Research Laboratory (WRL) is a computer systems research group that
was founded by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1982. Our focus is computer science
research relevant to the design and application of high performance scientific computers.
We test our ideas by designing, building, and using real systems. The systems we build
are research prototypes; they are not intended to become products.
There are two other research laboratories located in Palo Alto, the Network Systems
Lab (NSL) and the Systems Research Center (SRC). Another Digital research group is
located in Cambridge, Massachusetts (CRL).
Our research is directed towards mainstream high-performance computer systems. Our
prototypes are intended to foreshadow the future computing environments used by many
Digital customers. The long-term goal of WRL is to aid and accelerate the development