MULTIPLE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES.
WESTINGHOUSE DEFENSE AND SPACE CENTER BALTIMORE MD
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The report describes the design and operating principles of the SOLOMON II computer. The basic concept is similar to the Parallel Network Computer SOLOMON. The Parallel Network Computer design consisted of 1024 process ing elements operating in parallel on a single problem under the control of a central unit. It produced a system which, when applied to many problems, was much faster than present day computers. The SOLOMON II computer design has resulted in some logical changes to the Processing Elements developed for the Parallel Network Computer to produce a much faster computing element. These changes have resulted in a fixed word length and an extremely fast add and multiply operations. Also changes have been made in the control unit and some programming changes to produce a much faster operating system. Author