Computational Physics on Connection Machine Supercomputers

  • E. LohJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 70)


Developments in computer architectures are changing the way we do computational physics. Data-parallel programming languages eliminate unnecessary serialization, which obscures the parallelism in nature, and allow scientists to program computers at higher levels. Massively parallel hardware designs allow both higher performance and better performance-per-price. In this talk, I will discuss data-parallel programming, Connection Machine (CMTM) design, and selected applications on Connection Machine supercomputers from computational condensed-matter physics.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. LohJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Thinking Machines CorporationCambridgeUSA

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