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Artificial intelligence applications on supercomputers

Authors
Journal
Telematics and Informatics
0736-5853
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0736-5853(85)90036-x
Disciplines
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract In contrast to many scientific applications that perform computations on fixed-size arrays, symbolic programs process complex data structures represented as lists, sets, and graphs that are allocated and deallocated in a variable pattern during execution. Much of the processing in symbolic computation involves following linked lists by tracing chains of pointers through scattered locations in memory. Execution speeds for single serial processors are therefore limited by the time it takes to make random retrievals of individual words of data from memory.

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