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Title: Massively parallel vector processing computer

Abstract

This patent describes a vector processing node for a computer of the type having a network of simultaneously operating vector processing nodes interconnected by bidirectional external busses for conveying parallel data words between the vector processing nodes. The vector processing node comprising: a bi-directional first bus for conveying parallel data words; a bi-directional second bus for conveying parallel data words; vector memory means connected for read and write access through the second bus for storing vectors comprising sequences of parallel data words conveyed on the second bus; vector processing means connected to the second bus for transmitting parallel data words to and receiving parallel data words from the vector memory means for generating output vectors comprising functions of input vectors stored in the vector memory means and for storing the output vectors in the vector memory means; and control means including a computer processor connected to the first bus, external port means controlled by the computer processor and connected between the first bus and the external busses, and local port means controlled by the computer processor connected between the first and second busses, for transmitting parallel data words to and receiving parallel data words from the first bus, the secondmore » bus, the external busses, and the vector memory.« less

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7159637
Patent Number(s):
US 4891751; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-031697A
Assignee:
Floating Point Systems, Inc., Beaverton, OR
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 27 Mar 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; SUPERCOMPUTERS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; ARRAY PROCESSORS; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; VECTOR PROCESSING; COMPUTERS; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; PROGRAMMING; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Call, D B, Mudrow, A, Johnson, R C, and Bennion, R F. Massively parallel vector processing computer. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Call, D B, Mudrow, A, Johnson, R C, & Bennion, R F. Massively parallel vector processing computer. United States.
Call, D B, Mudrow, A, Johnson, R C, and Bennion, R F. Tue . "Massively parallel vector processing computer". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes a vector processing node for a computer of the type having a network of simultaneously operating vector processing nodes interconnected by bidirectional external busses for conveying parallel data words between the vector processing nodes. The vector processing node comprising: a bi-directional first bus for conveying parallel data words; a bi-directional second bus for conveying parallel data words; vector memory means connected for read and write access through the second bus for storing vectors comprising sequences of parallel data words conveyed on the second bus; vector processing means connected to the second bus for transmitting parallel data words to and receiving parallel data words from the vector memory means for generating output vectors comprising functions of input vectors stored in the vector memory means and for storing the output vectors in the vector memory means; and control means including a computer processor connected to the first bus, external port means controlled by the computer processor and connected between the first bus and the external busses, and local port means controlled by the computer processor connected between the first and second busses, for transmitting parallel data words to and receiving parallel data words from the first bus, the second bus, the external busses, and the vector memory.},
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