Document Type

Report

Date

1996

Embargo Period

10-2011

Keywords

High Performance Computers, World Wide Web, Development

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

The surge in the popularity of the World Wide Web (WWW) has corresponded to a decreasing market for specialised high performance computers. This paper discusses how, by making use of technology developed from the broader end of the computing pyramid, much of the past decade's work in distributed computing can be realised in the context of the larger WWW market. Not only do these new technologies offer fresh possibilities, but their pace of development is unlikely to be matched by the traditional high performance research community. A motivating application, discussions of the pertinent emerging technologies, and NPAC's investigations of them, will be presented.

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