An AP SoC for a unified architecture
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An instruction level parallel computing paradigm and a unified architecture for an array processor (AP) on a chip (SoC) are presented in this paper. Here “APU SoC” is short for “an AP SoC for the unified architecture”. The MISD/MIMD architecture for instruction level parallel computing is unified with the SIMD architecture for data level parallel computing. As a result, all the computing can be implemented on an APU SoC. The APU SoC offers the rationale of an array structure for development in current technology, yet simplicity for the hardware (chip) and software (program) parallel designs. Just as a single processor chip can replace many function module chips, the APU SoC can replace the single-core/multi-core/many-core CPU chip for TLP computing and the ASIC/ASSP/FPGA/RC device array chip for Operation Level Parallel computing.
KeywordsMP SoC AP SoC TLP DLP OLP ILP
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