Philip Emeagwali Lectures
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Lectures of Philip Emeagwali on crossing the frontiers of knowledge to overcome tomorrow's challenges. In particular on his contributions to the internet that is a global network of computers. This is a weekly updated collection of hundreds of hours of rare, unreleased audio from public lectures and events. Lecture videos and transcripts are posted at YouTube.com/emeagwali and emeagwali.com.
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How I Invented the Modern Supercomputer and How I Named its Processors
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HOW I INVENTED THE MODERN SUPERCOMPUTER—MY NAMING OF PROCESSORS
I’M PHILIP EMEAGWALI.
This lecture series
is on how I experimentally discovered
what makes computers faster
and supercomputers fastest.
In this lecture,
I will take a retrospective look
on my early years,
or the sixteen years
onward of June 20, 1974.
I will look back on how I named
the 64 binary thousand
central processing units
of my parallel processing machine.
I discovered how to
assign a unique string of sixteen zeroes and ones
and assign them
as the sixteen-bit names
of each of my two-to-power sixteen codes and as many central processing units.
Proper naming is one of the keys to my experimental discovery
that is often remembered
as my contribution
to the development of faster computers
and the fastest supercomputer.
Through proper naming,
I experimentally discovered
that a parallel processing machine
can be harnessed
to compute faster than
a serial or a vector
is my contribution to the development
of the primordial internet
that’s the fastest supercomputer.