Box 8.1Parallelism as Source of Computing Speed

  • Is a remedy for fundamental limits
  • Exists at many different levels
    • Single processors
    • Shared memory multiprocessors
    • Distributed memory multiprocessors
    • Networks of machines
  • Doesn't come free

From: 8, A Computer Science Perspective on Computing for the Chemical Sciences

Cover of Impact of Advances in Computing and Communications Technologies on Chemical Science and Technology
Impact of Advances in Computing and Communications Technologies on Chemical Science and Technology: Report of a Workshop.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1999.
Copyright © 1999, National Academy of Sciences.

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