Massively parallel supercomputing: introduction to the Connection Machine (CM-2)
University Video Communications
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.
University Video Communications / Distinguished Lecture Series