Das Wunder, der Auftrag und die Illusion des High Performance Computing

David Keyes*

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High performance computing boasts a steadily increasing number of adherents, for excellent reasons, traditional and innovative. However, the promises for which scientists and engineers have been drawn to the extreme of the spectrum are more elusive than the simple extrapolation of decades of exponential improvement suggests. Programming todaýs systems for high performance is already problematic for many scientists and the learning curve will inexorably steepen. Expectations should be brought in line with the increasing difficulty of pushing the high performance frontier, and, for once, the modeling, algorithms, and software advances required to use the emerging hardware effectively should not be left until the hardware begins to arrive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalIT - Information Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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Publisher Copyright:
© by Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München, Germany 2013.


  • Exascale
  • High Performance Computing
  • Petascale
  • [Computing Methodologies: Parallel computing methodologies]

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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