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1 September 1991 Applications of the massively parallel machine, the MasPar MP-1, to Earth sciences
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The computational workload of upcoming NASA science missions, especially the ground data processing for the Earth observing system, is projected to be quite large (in the 50 to 100 gigaFLOPS range) and correspondingly very expensive to perform using conventional supercomputer systems. High-performance, general-purpose, massively-parallel computer systems such as the MasPar MP-1 are being investigated by NASA as a more cost-effective alternative. Massively parallel systems are targeted for accelerated development and maturation by NASA''s upcoming five-year High Performance Computing and Communications Program. A summary of the broad range of applications currently running on the MP-1 at NASA/Goddard are presented in this paper along with descriptions of the parallel algorithmic techniques employed in five applications that have bearing on earth sciences.
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James R. Fischer, James P. Strong, John E. Dorband, and James C. Tilton "Applications of the massively parallel machine, the MasPar MP-1, to Earth sciences", Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991);


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