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The report shows, that parallel vector processors are still dominating those industries using third-party-software.
With the exception of chemistry, massively parallel systems are still in the process of building their software-base.
Because the software-development cycles are much longer than those of hardware, the time, which a certain kind of architecture is already in the market plays a more important role for software-development than the pure power. This gives another perspective at the TOP500 list.
Tue Nov 14 16:00:38 PST 1995