By Karen A. Frenkel
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 31 No. 2, Pages 111-121
"I manipulate the laser," the artist said, having exploited laboratory equipment. "This is a parallel pipeline systolic SIMD engine we call the 'Jell-O Engine,'" the animator/straight man announced, but not until he had decimated the practice of ray tracing. And officials from supercomputer centers declared the visualization of scientific data would define a new field, a revolutionary way of doing science.
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