# Rough Times Ahead

@article{Kirkpatrick2003RoughTA, title={Rough Times Ahead}, author={S. Kirkpatrick}, journal={Science}, year={2003}, volume={299}, pages={668 - 669} }

Clusters of conventional computers have almost replaced vector-based supercomputers among the world9s 500 biggest computing complexes, thereby tapping a computing resource with lower costs. But as
Kirkpatrick
explains in his Perspective, this approach brings new problems. He highlights the report by
Korniss et al ., who demonstrate that the simulations times of the different processors can diverge very quickly, leading to temporal "roughening." As a result, it can be difficult to synchronize… Expand

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