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THE US NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY TO UPGRADE THE BUTTERFLY SYSTEM

The US Naval Research Laboratory is to upgrade and expand its Butterfly parallel processing system in a move that will give it the most powerful Butterfly to date, BBN Advanced Computer Inc reports from Cambridge, Massachusetts: the Navy’s $800,000 upgrade, will increase performance to 320 MIPS and hike its memory to 512Mb, doubling the number of Butterfly nodes to 128; the machine is to be used inter alia to simulate expert systems for Navy battle management, and to simulate communication networks or network configuration optimisation.

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