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Vector extensions to the VAX architecture

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2 Author(s)
Bhandarkar, D. ; Digital Equipment Corp., Boxborough, MA, USA ; Brunner, R.

The extension of the VAX architecture to include integrated vector processing is discussed. The design goals and constraints and an overview of the resulting architecture are presented. The architecture maximizes the asynchronism between the scalar and vector processors and the parallelism within the vector processor. However, the design is consistent enough with the overall philosophy of the VAX architecture that only minimal changes to existing operating systems be required to support it.<>

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Compcon Spring '90. Intellectual Leverage. Digest of Papers. Thirty-Fifth IEEE Computer Society International Conference.

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Feb. 26 1990-March 2 1990