There is considerable skepticism regarding the viability of massive parallelism; the skepticism centers around Amdahl's law, an argument put forth by Gene Amdahl
in 1967  that even when the fraction of serial work in a given problem is small, say, s, the maximum speedup obtainable from even an infinite number of parallel processors is only 1/s.
40% Gene Amdahl
39% Tim Berners-Lee 31% Jack Kilby 22% Grace Hopper 19% Vinton Cerf 19% Ted Codd 14% Linus Torvalds 10% Steve Jobs 8% Marc Andeesen 7% Gordon Moore 6% Other 4% James Gosling 2% Philip Zimmerman 2% Richard Stallman 2% Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman 2% Alan Kay 1% Base 444
Clark, author, innovator and space age expert -- Mark Gorenberg, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners -- Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO -- Lawrence Lessig, author and Stanford professor -- Bruce Perens, Open Source Advocate, Hewlett-Packard -- Jef Raskin, author and creator of the Macintosh -- Gene Amdahl
, Grandfather of the Modern Computer The conference fee is $295 for registrations completed by July 17 and $395 for registration after that date.
, founder of Amdahl Corporation and Trilogy
and based in Sunnyvale, California, develops and markets enterprise servers/mainframes for the IBM S/370, S/390 commercial computing environments.
will deliver an opening speech at The Application Developers Conference here at CA World in New Orleans.
, "father" of the 360 computer, one of the world's most respected computer scientists, founder of Amdahl Corporation, and chairman of Commercial Data Servers said, "The Year 2000 conversion is a real IT challenge -- enough challenge to bring banks to a halt.