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Specialized computer architectures for computational aerodynamicsIn recent years, computational fluid dynamics has made significant progress in modelling aerodynamic phenomena. Currently, one of the major barriers to future development lies in the compute-intensive nature of the numerical formulations and the relative high cost of performing these computations on commercially available general purpose computers, a cost high with respect to dollar expenditure and/or elapsed time. Today's computing technology will support a program designed to create specialized computing facilities to be dedicated to the important problems of computational aerodynamics. One of the still unresolved questions is the organization of the computing components in such a facility. The characteristics of fluid dynamic problems which will have significant impact on the choice of computer architecture for a specialized facility are reviewed.
Document ID
19780011871
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Stevenson, D. K. (Institute for Advanced Computation Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center Future Computer Requirements for Computational Aerodynamics
Subject Category
COMPUTER OPERATIONS AND HARDWARE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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