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Embedded Systems and Exascale Computing
November/December 2010 (vol. 12 no. 6)
pp. 20-29
David Jensen, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids
Arun Rodrigues, Sandia National labs , Albuquerque Albuquerque
What do the architectures of a future exascale computing system and a future battery-operated embedded system have in common? At first glance, their requirements and challenges seem unrelated. However, discussions and collaboration on the projects revealed not only similar requirements, but many common power and packaging issues as well.

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Index Terms:
Software, hardware, codesign, power, high-performance computing, embedded systems
Citation:
David Jensen, Arun Rodrigues, "Embedded Systems and Exascale Computing," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 20-29, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.95
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