Accession Number:

ADA018341

Title:

A Multiprocessor Design

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

281.0

Abstract:

This report addresses the issues involved in the design of a multiprocessor. The author explores a wide range of design considerations and arrives at judgments of relative merit at each decision point the results of these decisions lead to a particular multiprocessor design. A real multiprocessor has been built to this design, and its configuration and performance are described. This system, the Pluribus, has many advantages over other computer systems in cost-effectiveness, reliability, modularity, and expansibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE