The real problem with using an array processor


  • Anonymous


Recently developed $40,000 array processors possess computational power comparable to large multimillion dollar computers. John Newkirk and Jon Claerbout of the Stanford Exploration Project use one of these computers for research in reflection seismology. They purchased their array processor (AP) from the largest AP manufacturer, interfaced the AP to a popular mini-computer (from the largest mini-computer manufacturer), added a full complement of host memory, a fast disc, and selected what they believe to be the best operating system for supporting a dozen doctoral candidates doing research in geophysics and electrical engineering.