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Connection machine: a computer architecture based on cellular automata

Abstract

This paper describes the connection machine, a programmable computer based on cellular automata. The essential idea behind the connection machine is that a regular locally-connected cellular array can be made to behave as if the processing cells are connected into any desired topology. When the topology of the machine is chosen to match the topology of the application program, the result is a fast, powerful computing engine. The connection machine was originally designed to implement knowledge retrieval operations in artificial intelligence programs, but the hardware and the programming techniques are apparently applicable to a much larger class of problems. A machine with 100000 processing cells is currently being constructed. 27 references.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1984
Product Type:
Conference
Reference Number:
EDB-85-169378
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physica D (Amsterdam); (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 1-2; Conference: Proceedings of an interdisciplinary workshop on cellular automata, Los Alamos, NM, USA, 7 Mar 1983
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; COMPUTERS; ARCHITECTURE; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; TOPOLOGY; MATHEMATICS; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers
OSTI ID:
5199739
Research Organizations:
MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab., Cambridge, MA
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: PDNPD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 213-228
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Citation Formats

Hillis, W D. Connection machine: a computer architecture based on cellular automata. Netherlands: N. p., 1984. Web.
Hillis, W D. Connection machine: a computer architecture based on cellular automata. Netherlands.
Hillis, W D. 1984. "Connection machine: a computer architecture based on cellular automata." Netherlands.
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title = {Connection machine: a computer architecture based on cellular automata}
author = {Hillis, W D}
abstractNote = {This paper describes the connection machine, a programmable computer based on cellular automata. The essential idea behind the connection machine is that a regular locally-connected cellular array can be made to behave as if the processing cells are connected into any desired topology. When the topology of the machine is chosen to match the topology of the application program, the result is a fast, powerful computing engine. The connection machine was originally designed to implement knowledge retrieval operations in artificial intelligence programs, but the hardware and the programming techniques are apparently applicable to a much larger class of problems. A machine with 100000 processing cells is currently being constructed. 27 references.}
journal = {Physica D (Amsterdam); (Netherlands)}
volume = {1-2}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1984}
month = {Jan}
}