What are the Target Applications, Who are the Target Users, and What New R&D is Needed to Hit the Target?
Parallel Processing Symposium, International (1996)
Apr. 15, 1996 to Apr. 19, 1996
Howard Jay Siegel , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
If it is assumed, for discussion's sake, that "massive" means at least one thousand, there are probably at most one or two hundred massively parallel machines (i.e, machines with at least one thousand processors). This panel will focus on the APPLICATION AREAS that can make possible the "massive" sales of massively parallel machines. What (if any) APPLICATION AREAS can make possible the existence of a "massive" number of massively parallel machines in the five to ten year time frame? If there are no applications that can do this in five to ten years, then when will there be such applications and what will they be? Who are the USERS/CUSTOMERS that need massively parallel machines to perform these applications? What RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT should the parallel processing ACADEMIC and INDUSTRIAL communities do to facilitate the use of parallel machines for these applications and users? That is, what are the PARTICULAR application domains that will lead to MASSIVE sales of massively parallel machines, what SPECIFIC software and hardware advances are needed for these applications, and PRECISELY who are the customers that should be pursued?
H. J. Siegel, "What are the Target Applications, Who are the Target Users, and What New R&D is Needed to Hit the Target?," Parallel Processing Symposium, International(IPPS), Honolulu, HI, 1996, pp. 631.