Dataflow computing

  • Jayantha Herath
  • Toshitsugu Yuba
  • Nobuo Saito
Invited Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 269)


An abstract computing model, a base language specification for the abstract model, high-level and low-level language design, and architecture design are steps in constructing computing systems. Dataflow computing, a radical departure from von Neumann computing, supports multiple processing on a massive scale and plays a major role in next generation computing machines to achieve ultra high speeds. This paper presents an overview of dataflow computing models, languages designed for dataflow computing, and dataflow computing machines for numerical and non-numerical computations.


Processing Element Functional Language Execution Unit Packet Format Global Configuration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayantha Herath
    • 2
    • 1
  • Toshitsugu Yuba
    • 2
  • Nobuo Saito
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Keio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Electrotechnical LaboratoryIbarakiJapan

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