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Supercomputers: Directions in Technology and Applications (1989)

Chapter: Part B: The Changing Landscape of Supercomputer Technology

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Suggested Citation:"Part B: The Changing Landscape of Supercomputer Technology." National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences. 1989. Supercomputers: Directions in Technology and Applications. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1405.
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Suggested Citation:"Part B: The Changing Landscape of Supercomputer Technology." National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences. 1989. Supercomputers: Directions in Technology and Applications. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1405.
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Supercomputers are the ultimate engine of the information age. By generating and processing vast amounts of data with hitherto unparalleled speed, they make new activities in industrial research and product development possible.

Supercomputers explores commercial supercomputer applications today as well as those emerging from university laboratories. It outlines trends in the supercomputing technology into the near future, and also contributes to a growing debate on the roles of the public and private sectors in nurturing this vital technology.

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