Parallel Processing Characteristics and Implementation of Data Manipulating Functions.
SYRACUSE UNIV N Y DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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ITS, ILLIAC 4 COMPUTERSThe report shows that there exists a class of functions, called data manipulating functions, in sequential as well as parallel processors. The circuits used to achieve these functions can be considered to form an independent functional block, called a data manipulator. A basic organization applicable to both sequential and parallel processors is then suggested. The main deviation of a parallel processor organization from the conventional Von Neumann organization is seen to be in the bis bit-slice manipulating functions. A comprehensive set of bis manipulating functions classified in four categories permuting, replicating, spacing and masking is given. In addition, it is shown that the data manipulator designs presented in this report are extremely flexible to suit the requirements of various parallel processors. Modified author abstract
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