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Title: Parallel processing data network of master and slave transputers controlled by a serial control network

The present device provides for a dynamically configurable communication network having a multi-processor parallel processing system having a serial communication network and a high speed parallel communication network. The serial communication network is used to disseminate commands from a master processor (100) to a plurality of slave processors (200) to effect communication protocol, to control transmission of high density data among nodes and to monitor each slave processor's status. The high speed parallel processing network is used to effect the transmission of high density data among nodes in the parallel processing system. Each node comprises a transputer (104), a digital signal processor (114), a parallel transfer controller (106), and two three-port memory devices. A communication switch (108) within each node (100) connects it to a fast parallel hardware channel (70) through which all high density data arrives or leaves the node.
  1. (DeSoto, TX)
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OSTI Identifier:
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC) FNAL
Patent Number(s):
US 5590284
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Country of Publication:
United States
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