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Q: Is Supercomputing dead? (Oct 1994) (Aug 2001)

A: There is a future for high-performance computing (Sep 98)

Is this the supercomputing model for the future? Beowulf

Or this? Blue Gene - Petaflop supercomputer

Biannual Top-500 Computer Lists Track Changing Environments For Scientific Computing

Parallel MATLAB

MATLAB*P

Incomplete documentation to MATLAB*P 1.0
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Parallel MATLAB survey

Grid Computing

Grid Computing Info Center - all you need to know about grid computing

Globus - one of the major computational grid projects

World record for largest dense linear system solved (though really a structured application of multipole)

held by UIUC

Parallel Architecture

SMP - Symmetric Multiprocessing

MPI - Message Passing Interface

RAW processor specification

SETI@home - distributed computing over the internet

Parallel Softwares

Netlib - collection of mathematical software, many of them parallel

The ACTS toolkit - a collection of scientific computation software, many of them will be discussed in the course

ParMETIS - a parallel graph partitioning software

Fast Computers

TOP500 Supercomputers

ASCI - home of the fastest computer in the world

Misc

Parascope - A listing of Parallel Computing Sites

Pictures of supercomputers

A good introduction to parallel processing from UTK

A new data structure that lead to improvements in numerical algorithms - we might talk about this in class

A timeline of supercomputing history

Ron Choy
Last modified: Wed Jan 30 23:36:43 EST 2002