What “Grand Challenge Problems” Will We Be Able to Solve with the Next-Gen Computing Platforms?
Our lead users work on really hard and interesting problems. At our Pioneers meeting in early October, Tom Morgan gave us a glimpse into the project he has been involved with--helping with the design of the Cyclops/C64 computer chips in a research project that is a collaboration between IBM Research, The University of Delaware, and the Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Super Computing, at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York.
Tom is currently working there on his doctorate in mathematics. The IBM architect is Monty Denneau. For those of you who have followed trends in scientific computing, the Cyclops architecture is an alternative approach to the one being taken in the more highly publicized “blue gene” project. In a paper entitled, “Evaluation of a Multithreaded Architecture for Cellular Computing,”