By Marvin Zelkowitz
The laptop this present day has develop into ubiquitous with hundreds of thousands of machines being bought (and discarded) every year. robust machines are produced for just a few hundred U.S. cash, and one of many difficulties confronted through proprietors of those machines is that, end result of the carrying on with adherence to Moore’s legislations, the place the rate of such machines doubles approximately each 18 months, we mostly have good enough machine strength for our wishes for note processing, browsing the net, or enjoying games. although, a similar can't be stated for purposes that require huge strong machines. functions similar to climate and weather prediction, fluid movement for designing new airplanes or vehicles, or nuclear plasma move require as a lot laptop energy as we will be able to supply, or even that isn't adequate. Today’s machines function on the teraflop point (trillions of floating element operations in keeping with moment) and this e-book describes learn into the petaflop quarter (1,015 FLOPS). The six chapters supply an outline of present actions that may supply for the advent of those machines within the years 2011 via 2015.
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Advances in Computers: High Performance Computing: 72 by Marvin Zelkowitz