Parallel Computation and Computers for Artificial Intelligence

  • Janusz S. Kowalik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Parallel Computation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Halstead Jr.
      Pages 21-49
    3. Patrick F. McGehearty, Edward J. Krall
      Pages 51-62
    4. Richard P. Gabriel, John McCarthy
      Pages 63-89
    5. Keith Clark, Steve Gregory
      Pages 109-130
    6. Lubomir Bic
      Pages 131-149
  3. Parallel Computers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Leonard G. C. Hamey, Jon A. Webb, I-Chen Wu
      Pages 185-199
    3. Adolfo Guzman
      Pages 201-221
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 261-291

About this book


It has been widely recognized that artificial intelligence computations offer large potential for distributed and parallel processing. Unfortunately, not much is known about designing parallel AI algorithms and efficient, easy-to-use parallel computer architectures for AI applications. The field of parallel computation and computers for AI is in its infancy, but some significant ideas have appeared and initial practical experience has become available. The purpose of this book has been to collect in one volume contributions from several leading researchers and pioneers of AI that represent a sample of these ideas and experiences. This sample does not include all schools of thought nor contributions from all leading researchers, but it covers a relatively wide variety of views and topics and in this sense can be helpful in assessing the state ofthe art. We hope that the book will serve, at least, as a pointer to more specialized literature and that it will stimulate interest in the area of parallel AI processing. It has been a great pleasure and a privilege to cooperate with all contributors to this volume. They have my warmest thanks and gratitude. Mrs. Birgitta Knapp has assisted me in the editorial task and demonstrated a great deal of skill and patience. Janusz S. Kowalik vii INTRODUCTION Artificial intelligence (AI) computer programs can be very time-consuming.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Janusz S. Kowalik
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Boeing Computer ServicesBellevueUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9188-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1989-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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