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Massively parallel-processing system with 3D-Flow processors

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Crosetto, D. ; Superconducting Super Collider Lab., Dallas, TX, USA

The 3D-Flow is a massively parallel-processing system. Its main advantages are embodied in its architecture: the system (integrated and standardized), the assembly (modular with maximum connectivity), and the processor (programmable, powerful and fast). The combination of this architecture with a simple, high-speed processor that has several units working in parallel, with its 10 very-high-speed communication parallel ports in six directions, and the ability to operate the processor in Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD), or in Multiple Instruction Multiple Data (MIMD) modes, allows one to build a very versatile engine. This engine is capable of solving at very high speed with a very high degree of interconnectivity a very long algorithm (in SIMD mode), or it can perform digital filtering on high-frequency signals or pattern recognition in a very short time, using a short algorithm that can be different on each processor (in MIMD mode). The overall 3D-Flow project has passed a major design review at Fermilab. (Reviewers included experts in computers, triggering, system assembly, and electronics.)

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Massively Parallel Computing Systems, 1994., Proceedings of the First International Conference on

Date of Conference:

2-6 May 1994