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Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, Z. Bittnar
Chapter 1

Computing Technology: Frontiers and Beyond

A.K. Noor

Center for Advanced Engineering Environments, Old Dominion University, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
A.K. Noor, "Computing Technology: Frontiers and Beyond", in B.H.V. Topping, Z. Bittnar, (Editors), "Engineering Computational Technology", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 1, pp 1-23, 2002. doi:10.4203/csets.8.1
Keywords: computing technology, emerging and future computing paradigms, future computing environment.

A brief history is given of the status and some recent developments in computing technology. Discussion focuses on recent advances in microelectronics, high-performance computing, adaptive/configurable computing, and user-interface hardware and software. Moores law and the fundamental physical limits of computation are outlined. The emerging paradigms of grid computing, ubiquitous/pervasive computing and autonomic computing are described. Future computing environment and novel non-silicon computing paradigms are outlined.

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