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where the value of t ranges from 0 to p and of n from 0 to 10. An interactive function parser developed by Priebe evaluated the expression. The values of the function were calculated using 48 nodes of SDSC's Intel Paragon supercomputer.

The image conveys the beauty and elegance of science and represents the value that the National Science Foundation places on the integration of research and education. The entire computation, including function parsing and disk I/O, took only 1 minute. This image demonstrates the power of parallel computing for interactive tasks, such as trial mathematical functions evaluations, thereby highlighting the impact of advancements in computing instrumentation in spurring progress in numerous fields of science and engineering. For further information, contact the San Diego Supercomputing Center at Webmaster@sdsc.edu.

Cover design by Pat Bryant and Rachel Delgado-Simmons, National Science Foundation

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