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October 25, 2007

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Gabriel Mateescu

The phrase "scientific village" used by Dr.
Michael Turner is a good metaphor for
describing the scale of the effort required
to tackle current scientific challenges.

It inspired me this thought: perhpas a
follow-up project to DARPA's High
Productivity Computing Systems
(http://www.highproductivity.org/) could
be named the "Parallel Computing Scientific
Village". The goal of this project would be
to make the "science speed" match the
"bench speed". A large team of computer
scientists would design and implement the
programming abstractions that will enable
to efficiently use hundreds of thousands
of processors in one application.

Gabriel Mateescu

A footnote to my previous comment:

Microsoft becomes an honorary citizen of
the Parallel Computing Scientific Village:

http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201200019

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