Robert L. Ashenhurst
Peter J. Denning
The articles presented in our Special Issue on parallel processing on the supercomputing scale reflect, to some extent, splits in the community developing these machines. There are several schools of thought on how best to implement …
Karen A. Frenkel
Parallel computers with tens of thousands of processors are typically programmed in a data parallel style, as opposed to the control parallel style used in multiprocessing. The success of data parallel algorithms—even on problems …
W. Daniel Hillis, Guy L. Steele
Compilers for vector or multiprocessor computers must have certain optimization features to successfully generate parallel code.
David A. Padua, Michael J. Wolfe
Contention in large-scale shared-memory systems is less of a concern than generally believed. Through careful engineering of a parallel system, the effects of contention can be controlled.
Randall Rettberg, Robert Thomas
The intensive use of memory to recall specific episodes from the past—rather than rules—should be the foundation of machine reasoning.
Craig Stanfill, David Waltz
A new implementation of free-text search using a new parallel computer—the Connection Machine®—makes possible the application of exhaustive methods not previously feasible for large databases.
Craig Stanfill, Brewster Kahle
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