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Parallel Computers

According to Foster [19], a parallel computer is a collection of processors that are able to work cooperatively to solve a computational problem. Thus, a parallel computer can be a large special computer consisting of many processors or a cluster of cheap PCs connected by the Internet. At the moment, the parallel computer hardware is divided into three categories

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Daniel Rypl
2005-12-03