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Supercomputers : charting the future of cybernetics

Author: Charlene W Billings; Sean M Grady
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history, technology, and importance of supercomputers, and includes examples of their use, describing advances for the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene W Billings; Sean M Grady
ISBN: 0816047308 9780816047307
OCLC Number: 51764047
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Creating a calculating machine: Original computers --
Analytical engines and census weavers --
Automating the office --
Artillery tables and code breakers --
First "thinking machines" --
Smaller is bigger --
Transition to supercomputers: Seymour Cray's refrigerated computers --
Raising the standards --
Putting the "super" in supercomputers --
Business of supercomputers --
Putting supercomputers to work: Supercomputer centers --
Supercomputers and science --
Supercomputers and industrial design --
New tools for the entertainment industry --
Supercomputing across the internet --
Supercomputers in the twenty-first century: Obstacles in the path of supercomputer growth --
Three areas for advancement --
Optical and quantum computing --
Supercomputers on the desktop? --
Glossary --
Further reading --
World wide web sites --
Index.
Responsibility: Charlene W. Billings and Sean M. Grady.

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Written in a lively, informative tone, this text introduces readers to the history of the fast and powerful "supercomputers" and looks to their role in the future. This edition covers advances such  Read more...

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