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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in Boston .
Written in English


  • Supercomputers.

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Edition Notes

StatementSidney Karin and Norris Parker Smith.
ContributionsSmith, Norris Parker, 1929-
LC ClassificationsQA76.5 .K356 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 313 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2737496M
ISBN 100151867879
LC Control Number86032005

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The Supercomputer Era, a highly readable book for non-experts in the field, was written with public relations in mind, to help keep these centers afloat and the funds flowing. Once the tapestry for writing this book is understood the content falls into place. Sidney Karin, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Norris Parker Smith Author: Christopher Lazou. Supercomputer Applications Symposium () West Lafayette, in, Numrich, Robert W., Control Data Corporation Published by Springer () ISBN ISBN The book is pretty slight. One thing I remember vividly from a visit to the Computer Museum in Boston (closed now) was a display a book with the instruction set for one of Cray's machines: It was hand-written in ink. Apparently that was Cray's style.4/5. multiple processors sharing a single memory characterize the Cray era shown in Figure 1. By , the 32 vector processor multiprocessor, 60 Gflops, Cray T90 was ab faster than the CDC yet the last of the Cray era. The era was dominated by Cray Research competing with CDC and a few IBM System/ machines.

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