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Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance


Lynette I. Millett, Senior Program Officer
David Padgham, Associate Program Officer (until May 2008)
Shenae Bradley, Senior Program Assistant

Project Information


2011_performancecover The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level? explores the causes and implications of the slowdown in the historically dramatic exponential growth in computing performance and the end of the dominance of the single microprocessor in computing. The report observes that the era of sequential computing must give way to a new era in which parallelism is at the forefront. The report concludes that important scientific and engineering challenges lie ahead and makes recommendations for research, practice, and education.


Samples of Media Coverage

National Academies Press Release December 16, 2010
Notes from NAP Science and the future of computing: parallel processing to meet tomorrow's challenges April 13, 2011
IEEE Computer Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level January 2011
NewScientist Future computing boosts will need a revolution December 16, 2010