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Title: Parallel computing works

Abstract

An account of the Caltech Concurrent Computation Program (C{sup 3}P), a five year project that focused on answering the question: Can parallel computers be used to do large-scale scientific computations '' As the title indicates, the question is answered in the affirmative, by implementing numerous scientific applications on real parallel computers and doing computations that produced new scientific results. In the process of doing so, C{sup 3}P helped design and build several new computers, designed and implemented basic system software, developed algorithms for frequently used mathematical computations on massively parallel machines, devised performance models and measured the performance of many computers, and created a high performance computing facility based exclusively on parallel computers. While the initial focus of C{sup 3}P was the hypercube architecture developed by C. Seitz, many of the methods developed and lessons learned have been applied successfully on other massively parallel architectures.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5070891
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/25009-T7
ON: DE92002761
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-85ER25009
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARRAY PROCESSORS; DESIGN; USES; PARALLEL PROCESSING; ALGORITHMS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; FORTRAN; MATHEMATICS; PERFORMANCE; PHYSICS; MATHEMATICAL LOGIC; PROGRAMMING; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; SIMULATION; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Not Available. Parallel computing works. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/5070891.
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abstractNote = {An account of the Caltech Concurrent Computation Program (C{sup 3}P), a five year project that focused on answering the question: Can parallel computers be used to do large-scale scientific computations '' As the title indicates, the question is answered in the affirmative, by implementing numerous scientific applications on real parallel computers and doing computations that produced new scientific results. In the process of doing so, C{sup 3}P helped design and build several new computers, designed and implemented basic system software, developed algorithms for frequently used mathematical computations on massively parallel machines, devised performance models and measured the performance of many computers, and created a high performance computing facility based exclusively on parallel computers. While the initial focus of C{sup 3}P was the hypercube architecture developed by C. Seitz, many of the methods developed and lessons learned have been applied successfully on other massively parallel architectures.},
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