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Advances in High Performance Computing by Ashutosh Tiwary, Janusz Kowalik, Bob Abarbanel, John Lixvar,

By Ashutosh Tiwary, Janusz Kowalik, Bob Abarbanel, John Lixvar, Vish Jumani (auth.), Lucio Grandinetti, Janusz Kowalik, Marian Vajtersic (eds.)

Most of the papers during this quantity have been offered on the NATO complicated examine Workshop excessive functionality Computing: expertise and alertness, held in Cetraro, Italy from 24 to 26 of June, 1996. the most goal of the Workshop was once to debate a few key clinical and technological advancements in excessive functionality computing, determine major traits and defme fascinating study goals. the quantity constitution corresponds, typically, to the description of the workshop technical schedule: normal suggestions and rising structures, software program expertise, algorithms and functions. one of many Workshop concepts used to be an attempt to increase a bit the scope of the assembly from scientific/engineering computing to enterprise-wide computing. The papers on functionality and scalability of database servers, and Oracle DBMS mirror this try out we are hoping that once examining this number of papers the readers could have a good suggestion approximately a few very important examine and technological concerns in excessive functionality computing. we want to provide our due to the NATO medical and Environmental Affairs department for being the significant sponsor for the Workshop. additionally we're happy to recognize different associations and corporations that supported the Workshop: eu Union: eu fee DGIII-Industry, CNR: nationwide learn Council of Italy, collage of Calabria, Alenia Spazio, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, ENEA: Italian nationwide business enterprise for brand spanking new know-how, strength and the surroundings, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard-Convex, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle, and Silicon Graphics-Cray study. Editors January 1997 vii record OF participants Ecole Nonnale Su¢rieure de Lyon, 69364 Abarbanel. Robert M.

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Thus all machines belonging to a university on the same campus were added, even though they might be in different departments. The previous ranking from November 1995 is given in the second column (see [10]). The list does not contain any of the vendor machines. Most of the supercomputer vendors have substantial compute capabilities, which would make the TOP25 centers list. However, the intent of this list is to give an indication of where most compute power in terms of scientific and research applications is concentrated.

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