The SIMD Model of Parallel Computation

  • Robert Cypher
  • Jorge L. C. Sanz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 1-3
  3. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 4-11
  4. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 12-19
  5. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 20-33
  6. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 34-50
  7. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 51-55
  8. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 56-60
  9. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 61-68
  10. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 69-77
  11. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 78-110
  12. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 111-123
  13. Robert Cypher, Jorge L. C. Sanz
    Pages 124-126
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 127-149

About this book

Introduction

1.1 Background There are many paradigmatic statements in the literature claiming that this is the decade of parallel computation. A great deal of research is being de­ voted to developing architectures and algorithms for parallel machines with thousands, or even millions, of processors. Such massively parallel computers have been made feasible by advances in VLSI (very large scale integration) technology. In fact, a number of computers having over one thousand pro­ cessors are commercially available. Furthermore, it is reasonable to expect that as VLSI technology continues to improve, massively parallel computers will become increasingly affordable and common. However, despite the significant progress made in the field, many funda­ mental issues still remain unresolved. One of the most significant of these is the issue of a general purpose parallel architecture. There is currently a huge variety of parallel architectures that are either being built or proposed. The problem is whether a single parallel computer can perform efficiently on all computing applications.

Keywords

VLSI algorithms architecture architectures computation computer computer science eXist image processing interaction model parallel computation parallel computer technology topology

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Cypher
    • 1
  • Jorge L. C. Sanz
    • 2
  1. 1.Research CenterIBM T. J. WatsonYorktown HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2612-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7606-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2612-3
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