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Thinking Machines Corporation
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company The company that introduced the Connection Machineparallel computer ca 1984. Four of the world's ten most
powerful supercomputers are Connection Machines. Thinking
Machines is the leader in scalable computing, with software
and applications running on parallel systems ranging from 16
to 1024 processors. In developing the Connection Machine
system, Thinking Machines also did pioneering work in parallel
The 1993 technical applications market for massively parallel
systems was approximately $310 million, of which Thinking
Machines Corporation held a 29 percent share. Thinking
Machines planned to become a software provider by 1996, by
which time the parallel computing market was expected to have
grown to $2 billion.