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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Potential Impact of High-End Computing on Illustrative Fields of Science and Engineering

The potential impact of high-end capability computing on four illustrative fields of science and engineering / Committee on the Potential Impact of High-End Computing on Illustrative Fields of Science and Engineering, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Sciences.

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Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-12485-0 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-12486-7 (pdf) 1. High performance computing—United States. 2. Supercomputers—United States. 3. Science—Data processing. 4. Engineering—Data processing. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. II. National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies. III. Title.

QA76.88.N35 2008

502.85—dc22

2008037012

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