By Ashutosh Tiwary, Janusz Kowalik, Bob Abarbanel, John Lixvar, Vish Jumani (auth.), Lucio Grandinetti, Janusz Kowalik, Marian Vajtersic (eds.)
Most of the papers during this quantity have been awarded on the NATO complex learn Workshop excessive functionality Computing: know-how and alertness, held in Cetraro, Italy from 24 to 26 of June, 1996. the most goal of the Workshop used to be to debate a few key clinical and technological advancements in excessive functionality computing, establish major tendencies and defme fascinating study goals. the amount constitution corresponds, usually, to the description of the workshop technical time table: normal suggestions and rising platforms, software program know-how, algorithms and purposes. one of many Workshop concepts used to be an attempt to increase a little the scope of the assembly from scientific/engineering computing to enterprise-wide computing. The papers on functionality and scalability of database servers, and Oracle DBMS replicate this try out we are hoping that when studying this number of papers the readers could have a good suggestion approximately a few vital study and technological concerns in excessive functionality computing. we want to supply our due to the NATO medical and Environmental Affairs department for being the important sponsor for the Workshop. additionally we're happy to recognize different associations and firms that supported the Workshop: eu Union: ecu fee DGIII-Industry, CNR: nationwide learn Council of Italy, collage of Calabria, Alenia Spazio, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, ENEA: Italian nationwide business enterprise for brand new know-how, power and the surroundings, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard-Convex, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle, and Silicon Graphics-Cray study. Editors January 1997 vii checklist OF members Ecole Nonnale Su¢rieure de Lyon, 69364 Abarbanel. Robert M.