TitleTracking the Teraflop
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom University Video Communications' catalog:
"The quest for the teraflops supercomputer to operate at a peak speed of 10 to the 12th floating-point operations per second is over a decade old. Between 1987 and 1992, improvement occurred by a factor of 133. A teraflop supercomputer ($30 million) could be reached in 1996 based on the following: fast, cheap CMOS microprocessors; entrepreneurial companies; scalable computers formed by interconnecting a thousand processor-memory pairs; system programmers, including compiler writers; application programmers and computational scientists who have discovered parallel applications; and federal funders. Bell advocates running parallel on existing workstations for the most cost-effective processing."