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Michael Norman on-camera: text

The history of this field started with 2 dimensional simulations. The Connection Machine 5 has allowed us to go to 3 dimensional simulations. But we need to do more. We need to go to 3 dimensional multiscale, multiphysics simulations.

What I mean by that is that we need to be able to do simulations like the one behind me, and simulataneously be able to do simulations on smaller and smaller length scales. Grids if you will all nested one within the other. All being computed simultaneous ly and self consistently. And that will require obviously much more computer power. But it will require vastly more sophisticated software in order to program this grid hierarchy.


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