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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 20
ADVANCES IN PARALLEL AND VECTOR PROCESSING FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Paper I.1

New Computing Systems, Future High Performance Computing Environments and their Implications on Large-Scale Problems

A.K. Noor

University of Virginia, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
A.K. Noor, "New Computing Systems, Future High Performance Computing Environments and their Implications on Large-Scale Problems", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Advances in Parallel and Vector Processing for Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 1-22, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.20.1.1
Abstract
Recent advances in computer technology that are likely to impact structural analysis and design of flight vehicles are reviewed. A brief summary is given of the advances in microelectronics and networking technologies, and in the user-interface hardware and software. The major features of new and projected computing systems, including high-performance computers, parallel processing machines, and small systems are described. Advances in programming environment, numerical algorithms, and computational strategies for new computing systems are reviewed. The impact of the advances in computer technology on analysis and design of structures is described. A scenario for future computing paradigm is presented and the near-term needs in the computational structures area are outlined.

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