Facts about high performance computing

It is expected that supercomputers will increase performance at a similar rate as they did in the past two decades – the floating point performance increases by a factor 1000 every 11 years and it is expected that we see the first computers with exaflop/s performance in 2018/19. However, every application that is to make effective use of these computer platforms will have to cope with the following facts of high-performance computing:

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