Bell Prize winners 1987-1997(transition from ECL to CMOS vector and microprocessors)
Note the 1000 fold increase in performance over the decade. Moore’s Law predicts only a 100 fold gain.
In 1998 the teraflops goal will be reached for real applications.
The question is can such a speedup be maintained to reach 1 petaflops within the next 10-15 years.