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InfoMall: an innovative strategy for high‐performance computing and communications applications development

Kim Mills (Associate Director of the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center (NPAC), 111 College Place, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244‐4100. He is a project leader for several application development projects including a NASA HPCC Grand Challenge problem in data assimilation, a regional‐scale acid deposition modeling project funded by an IBM Environmental Grant program, severe storm weather modeling with the National Science Foundation S&T Center at the Univer sity of Oklahoma, and financial modeling with IBM. As part of InfoMall, he leads the Info Tech program which is designed to gather, evaluate, and certify HPCC technologies for use by InfoMall partners.)
Geoffrey Fox (Director of NPAC. He is an internationally recognized authority on parallel software development and application of HPCC technologies to industry. Fox led a major interdisciplinary project (the Caltech Concurrent Computation Program – C3P) from 1983 to 1990, which integrated Caltech faculty and students from many different fields with Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers. This project is generally viewed as very successful. It is credited with devel oping some of the first important applications and systems software for parallel computers, and it directly led to the creation of the ACTION and InfoMall programs at NPAC.)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 March 1994



InfoMall is a program led by the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center featuring a partnership of approximately twenty‐four organizations with a plan for accelerating development of the High‐Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) software and systems industry. HPCC is a critical technology where the United States has clear international leadership and which will have unprecedented impact on industry, education, society, and defense. The communications component of HPCC is critical to developing HPCC products. Acceptance of HPCC by these real‐world sectors has been delayed by the extremely hard problem of HPCC software development. InfoMall employs a novel technology development strategy involving closely linked programs in technology extraction and certification, software development, marketing, education, and training, economic development, and small business support. The process is constructured and explained by analogy to a full‐service set of stores in a shopping mall.



Mills, K. and Fox, G. (1994), "InfoMall: an innovative strategy for high‐performance computing and communications applications development", Internet Research, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 31-44.




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