1999 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (Cat. No.PR00425) (1999)
Newport Beach, California
Oct. 12, 1999 to Oct. 16, 1999
Greg Astfalk , Hewlett-Packard Company
It is well established by precedence and current practice that the demand(s) for higher computer performance continues to grow. Note that when we say "computer performance" we are considering the system view; processors, infrastructure, peripherals and networks. The feature set of the computer system that is desired is well understood. The ability of the computer industry to provide these features in a timely fashion at a reasonable, and affordable, price is well understood; by the vendors. There is a gap between the two views.We comment on the technological issues in both hardware and software that are being provided and will be provided in the future. It is the speaker's view that the gap between the "needs" and the "products" will grow larger in the future. We will explain why. This growing gap implies that either users or the computer industry must change. We will leave the answer to this question unstated until the seminar.
G. Astfalk, "High-End Computing Technology: Where is it Heading?," 1999 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (Cat. No.PR00425)(PACT), Newport Beach, California, 1999, pp. 126.