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Issue No.06 - November/December (2009 vol.11)
pp: 30-39
Eugene Loh , Sun Microsystems
Michael L. Van De Vanter , Sun Microsystems
Susan Squires , Tactics, LLC
ABSTRACT
<p>Hardware improvements do little to improve real productivity in scientific programming. Indeed, the dominant barriers to productivity improvement are now in the software processes. To break the gridlock, we must establish a degree of cooperation and collaboration with the software engineering community that does not yet exist.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Sciences, scientific programming, software engineering
CITATION
Eugene Loh, Michael L. Van De Vanter, Susan Squires, Lawrence G. Votta, "Scientific Computing's Productivity Gridlock: How Software Engineering Can Help", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.11, no. 6, pp. 30-39, November/December 2009, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2009.205
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