© 1986

Supercomputers and Fluid Dynamics

Proceedings of the First Nobeyama Workshop September 3–6, 1985

  • Kunio Kuwahara
  • Raul Mendez
  • Steven A. Orszag
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Steven A. Orszag, Richard B. Pelz, Bruce J. Bayly
    Pages 1-14
  3. Joel H. Ferziger
    Pages 15-27
  4. S. Shirayama, K. Kuwahara
    Pages 62-76
  5. C. K. Lombard, Ethiraj Venkatapathy
    Pages 89-97
  6. Ryutaro Himeno, Susumu Shirayama, Keisuke Kamo, Kunio Kuwahara
    Pages 98-107
  7. U. Ghia, R. Ramamurti, K. N. Ghia
    Pages 108-117
  8. Tadashi Watanabe
    Pages 159-164
  9. Kenichi Miura, Toshiro Nakazuru, Yoshihiro Chikada
    Pages 165-173
  10. S. C. Perrenod
    Pages 174-183
  11. C. J. Purcell
    Pages 184-200

About these proceedings


In the past several years, it has become apparent that computing will soon achieve a status within science and engineering to the classical scientific methods of laboratory experiment and theoretical analysis. The foremost tools of state-of-the-art computing applications are supercomputers, which are simply the fastest and biggest computers available at any given time. Supercomputers and supercomputing go hand-in-hand in pacing the development of scientific and engineering applications of computing. Experience has shown that supercomputers improve in speed and capability by roughly a factor 1000 every 20 years. Supercomputers today include the Cray XMP and Cray-2, manufactured by Cray Research, Inc., the Cyber 205, manufactured by Control Data Corporation, the Fujitsu VP, manufactured by Fujitsu, Ltd., the Hitachi SA-810/20, manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd., and the NEC SX, manufactured by NEC, Inc. The fastest of these computers are nearly three orders-of-magnitude faster than the fastest computers available in the mid-1960s, like the Control Data CDC 6600. While the world-wide market for supercomputers today is only about 50 units per year, it is expected to grow rapidly over the next several years to about 200 units per year.


computer development dynamics fluid dynamics science simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kunio Kuwahara
    • 1
  • Raul Mendez
    • 2
  • Steven A. Orszag
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Space and Astronautical ScienceTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Dept. of MathematicsNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA
  3. 3.Applied and Computational MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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