Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

A massively parallel systolic array processor system

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Morley, R.E., Jr. ; Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO, USA ; Sullivan, T.J.

The design of a massively parallel processor, comprised of 2304-bit-serial processor elements arranged in a 48 by 48 systolic array, is described. The system consists of the processor array, a microstore controller, and a host computer interface. Program development tools are available on the host computer. The processor array uses 32 NCR GAPP (Geometric Arithmetic Parallel Processor) microprocessor chips, while the microstore controller is implemented with a TMS32010 DSP chip and TTL (transistor-transistor logic) circuitry. Utilizing the nearest neighbor communication capabilities of the GAPP, the array receives data from the host at the south end of the array, outputs data to the host at the north edge of the array, and can wrap data between either the east and west or north and south edges. The array can also be configured as a linear array of 2304 processor elements. The microstore controller interfaces with the host and facilitates downloading of GAPP array machine code, provides for the debugging and monitoring of GAPP array execution from the host, and implements user-defined instructions.<>

Published in:

Systolic Arrays, 1988., Proceedings of the International Conference on

Date of Conference:

25-27 May 1988

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.