TitleVector-parallel approach to high-performance computing and the VPP500
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom University Video Communications' catalog:
"This lecture begins with background concepts of vector and parallel processing, and then describes the combined vector-parallel approach in designing a supercomputer with greater than 100 gigaflops performance, using the architectural design of the Fujitsu VPP500 System as an example. In order to achieve such a high performance goal, we obviously have to depend more on the parallelism. Vector processing is viable as a component processor technology. It will be shown that, for a given aggregate perfor-mance, a system with fewer, but more powerful, processors can be more versatile, providing more locality of data, less redundancy in the user and system program copies, and a wider choice of numerical algorithms."