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Supercomputing 101: A History of Platform Evolution and Future Trends

In “Supercomputing 101: A History of Platform Evolution and Future Trends,” Rob Neely, LLNL Associate Division Leader for the Center for Applied Scientific Computing, traces the history of HPC as defined by the dominant platforms, starting with mainframes and continuing through vector architectures, massively parallel architectures, and the current emerging trends that will define the upcoming exascale era.