Computer face up to 'Grand Challenges'

Greake, Elizabeth
June 1991
New Scientist;6/29/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1775, p28
Reports on the plan of Germany-based supercomputer maker Parystec to create a computer that can model the electrical activity of the human brain or can predict climatic disasters. Naming of such computing problems which also includes the Human Genome Project as Grand Challenges; Difference between teraflop machines from parallel computers; Estimated number of processors needed to achieve a teraflop computer; Major problem encountered with large computers.


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