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dc.contributor.advisorCloud, Kay
dc.contributor.advisorRajnak, Stanley L.
dc.contributor.authorGranger, Gloria
dc.descriptionv, 81 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the fall quarter of 1985 I worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a computer technician. In my section there were both 'hardware people' and 'software people'. I fell into the latter category. During my first week I spent time becoming familiar with the UNIX environment, C-language, and the Hypercube. I took a video course consisting of eleven lectures on the Hypercube which Jean Patterson from User Support organized. In later weeks I was assigned programs which increased my understanding of the Hypercube. I was able to access all the documentation I needed and ask any necessary questions. A great thank you should be extended to Kay Cloud and Chuck Goodhart. They acted as my mentors. Without their guidance and patience I couldn't have accomplished as much.With regards to my formal paper. JPL provided a unique learning environment. For each task, I was given time to swim in information and confusion and eventually, thanks to the abundant resources, I would come up with answers and workable programs. I have learned more than I could ever document or that anyone would ever care to read. I have tried to write the most comprehensible overview possible.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipJet Propulsion Laboratory.
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Mathematics Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Mathematics.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleInternship Report on the Caltech-JPL Concurrent Computation Projecten_US
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