WIT Press


Quantum Mechanical Paradigm For A Truly Massively Parallel Computer

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ASE930361

Volume

3

Pages

17

Published

1993

Size

1,602 kb

Author(s)

R. Cerdan

Abstract

Quantum mechanical paradigm for a truly massively parallel computer R. Cerdan 7m.se/ 1. Introduction: The Greek word TiapaSryjicx means model, and it is herein used in the sense of establishing a generic model on which to base the design of parallel computing architectures for supercomputers. The term supercomputer must be understood as the computing machine that, unlike the standard computers, is able to handle and process data by taking ad- vantage of the potential parallelism inherent to a wide class of algorithms, this parallelism requiring a different computer architecture in order to be efficiently exploited and that, otherwise, cannot be exploited using traditional computer ar- chitectures. The term quantum mechanical paradigm must therefore be under- stood as a design model which integrates specific quantum mechanical properties and physical arrangement making possible the full exploitation of parallelism over those algorithms.

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