Mention that "numerical" computing is not the best term... all computing can be described in terms of numbers after all, at a low level.

NASTRAN is a famous str4uctural engineering analysis package. IMSL is a general purpose math software library. SAS is for statistics. Matlab is for linear algebra.

On next slide might mention that "supercomputer" is a very nebulous (i.e., marketing) concept, that basically corresponds to the "most powerful computer of its generation."


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