Programming Aspects and Algorithms for Vector- and Parallel Computers

  • C. Lacor
Conference paper
Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 3)


The development of faster and faster computers can be based on two different techniques. The first is to increase the speed of the processor by improving the hardware such that the clock cycle time decreases. With current computer technology the limit of what physically can be achieved is being approximated. As a consequence an increase of computing power with an order of magnitude is not to be expected anymore from this approach.


Load Balance Clock Cycle Extra Copy Clock Period Startup Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lacor
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  1. 1.Dept. Fluid MechanicsVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium

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