Accession Number:

AD0733734

Title:

C.ai(P.L.*) -- An L* Processor for C.ai,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-11

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The results of a preliminary design study for a specialized language processor P.l for L are presented. The objective of the study is to give an example of a specialized processor for C.ai. The L processor is to run 20-30 simultaneous L users with very large address spaces at a speed improvement of better than 10 times a typical PDP-10 L system. Its cost should be low relative to the memory resources of C.ai. The design presented is that of an L central processor Pc.L with a low-level instruction set about the level of typical microcode. Pc.L is time-shared by a mini-computer that sits to the side, so that each L user sees himself as running on a base L processor. User contexts are switched by swapping processor status information in Pc.L. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE