Issues and directions in scalable parallel computing

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Abstract

The design and use of scalable parallel computers is discussed. Much of the knowledge gained in the study of distributd systems is relevant, although it needs to be used in new manners. The author argues that the challenge is to achieve maximum reuse of existing technologies, microprocessor architectures, I/O systems, programming languages, operating systems, application codes, without compromising too much parallel performance and scalability. Such skillful compromises are essential to the success of the parallel processing industry, and pose even more intellectual challenges than the 'start from scratch' approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
PublisherPubl by ACM
Pages21-28
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0897916131, 9780897916134
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing - Ithaca, NY, USA
Duration: Aug 15 1993Aug 18 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
CityIthaca, NY, USA
Period8/15/938/18/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Snir, M. (1993). Issues and directions in scalable parallel computing. In Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (pp. 21-28). (Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing). Publ by ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/164051.164054