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parallel computing

parallel computing

Solving a problem with multiple computers or computers made up of multiple processors. It is an umbrella term for a variety of architectures, including symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), clusters of SMP systems, massively parallel processors (MPPs) and grid computing. See SMP, MPP, clustering, pipeline processing, vector processor, hypercube and grid computing.
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Since that general purpose computing on modern Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) can significantly reduce computational cost by performing massively parallel computing, current research efforts are being devoted to parallel IDW algorithms on GPU computing architectures such as CUDA [6] and OpenCL [7].
The Appro Xtreme-X3 will be used principally to provide needed computational support for scientific research and computer science programs covering a wide range of research and education areas, including artificial intelligence, massively parallel computing, and other leading-edge science and technology.
The International Journal of Unconventional Computing will carry theoretical and experimental results in "non-classical computing." Editorial will cover such topics as massively parallel computing, physics of computing, chemical computing, bio-molecular computing, complexity, logic of unconventional computing, smart actuators, novel hardware systems and mechanical computing.
With development of the codes for the weapons programs, Livermore researchers David Dearborn and Peter Eggleton saw the resulting massively parallel computing architectures as becoming uniquely qualified for application to the calculation of stellar properties.
This new approach to supercomputing promises to make the dramatic reductions in power consumption, cost and space requirements needed to turn massively parallel computing into a practical tool for business and industry.
IBM's approach to massively parallel computing, on the other hand, shows how much distinctions between platforms are blurring.
Massively parallel computing has injected the field of simulation with capabilities heretofore unreachable, particularly in the area of 3D performance.
A multiprocessor solution based on massively parallel computing from nCube has been proposed as a less costly, more powerful platform by software developer Oracle Corp.
In addition to incorporating massively parallel computing techniques that have been refined over many years by Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, the new software combines micromagnetics(3) with a finite-element method(4).

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