RE: Information Technology Research 'Crisis'
Joe Barrera (joebar@MICROSOFT.com)
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:31:19 -0700
> In order to keep the United States leading in
> building the world's fastest computers, the nation should set a
> goal of creating machines capable of reaching the speed of a
> petaflop -- one thousand trillion mathematical operations a
> second -- by the year 2010, the report says.
The missile gap was stupid enough, but a computation gap? In a world of
super fast, super cheap PCs, fast networking, and Moore's law????
Funding for http://www.beowulf.org/ , http://symbio.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ , etc. --
sure. But please, not a dime for "supercomputers".