massively parallel computing


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massively parallel computing

High-performance computing based on parallel processing algorithms and applications executed simultaneously by many separate processors. In MPC, a large number of processors, or discrete computers, perform a set of co-ordinated computations in parallel.

A disadvanrage to this design is that computations are sequential, a problem which is solved by arrays of molecular switches that act simultaneously, simulating the activity of the central nervous system.
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In addition to incorporating massively parallel computing techniques that have been refined over many years by Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, the new software combines micromagnetics(3) with a finite-element method(4).
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