Super Computers

Super Computers

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This book explains what a supercomputer is and why such a machine is needed to solve challenging problems in science and engineering. The architecture of super computers which distinguishes them from other computers is explained and the need to vectorise programs to make effective use of supercomputers is brought out.In general, the problem complexity is described by the formula PC=GxVxTxA where PC = Problem complexity; G = Geometry of the grid system; V = Variables per grid point; T = Number of steps per simulation for solving the problem; and ... The rate of growth of speed by using better devices and technology is relatively slow.

Title:Super Computers
Author:V. Rajaraman
Publisher:Universities Press - 1999


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