Orthogonal Versus Array Computing.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS
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Orthogonal processing is a noval concept for the architecture of a high speed computer and deserves a critical examination to determine its merits and shortcomings. This paper is an attempt to compare the orthogonal processor to the more conventional array processor. As both the orthogonal and array processors are single-instruction-stream, multiple-data-stream computers this comparison is more informative than comparing the orthogonal processor to current computers which are single-instruction-stream, single-data-stream machines. The results of this analysis suggest that for array and orthogonal processors of similar complexity, the orthogonal processor shows no clear advantage over the array processor and in fact is less flexible than the array processor in the size of arrays, vectors, or lists it can handle efficiently. Author
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