DARPA aims to re-invent computing

“Advanced computing is the backbone of the Department of Defense and of critical strategic importance to our nation’s defense,” according to a news release published by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, or DARPA. “To meet the escalating demands for greater processing performance, it is imperative that future computer system designs be developed to support new generations of advanced DoD systems and enable new computing application code.”

“The goal of DARPA’s UHPC program is to re-invent computing. It plans to develop radically new computer architectures and programming models that are 100 to 1,000 times more energy efficient, with higher performance, and that are easier to program than current systems.”

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