Accession Number:

ADA106551

Title:

Effects of Special Purpose Hardware in Scientific Computation With Emphasis on Power System Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Organizations that deal with real-time compute-bound problems or data compute-bound problems, or suffer from not enough cycles for the dollar are looking towards new architectures to satisfy their needs. A thorough study of these architectures would examine all feasible computer configurations, selecting the most efficient combination of architecture and algorithm. Since many features of a system are difficult or expensive to simulate, building a prototype system may be faster and cheaper than any accurate simulation. Often the only true benchmarks are measurements of the complete, working system. In order to avoid the huge expense incurred when examining alternative architectures, we introduce requirements that facilitate determining if an application can effectively use an architecture involving a special purpose device. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE