Massively Parallel Computers: The Connection Machine and NON-VON

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Science  28 Feb 1986:
Vol. 231, Issue 4741, pp. 975-978
DOI: 10.1126/science.231.4741.975


The demand for high-speed computers is increasing, and as the limits on single-processor computers are approached, researchers are turning their attention to parallel computers. Parallel computers have more than one processing element; massively parallel computers contain many processing elements. Constructing computers on this scale and learning how to program them effectively will be major challenges in the next decade. Several such computers, for example the Connection Machine and the NON-VON, are under development.