Artifact Details

Title

Massively parallel supercomputing: introduction to the Connection Machine (CM-2)

Catalog Number

102622077

Type

Moving image

Date

1990

Credits

Hillis, Daniel

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:53:00

Format

Betacam SP

Description

Lecture by Daniel Hillis of Thinking Machines Corp. Contrasts Von Newmann machines with data parallel machines. Tells why Amdahl's law does not seem to hurt parallel machines. Discusses the major design issues he faced in building the Connection Machine: balancing processing, communication and I/O. Followed by a Q&A session.

Category

Lecture

Series Title

University Video Communications / Distinguished Lecture Series

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013