Accession Number:

ADA222798

Title:

Superconcurrent Processing: A Dynamic Approach to Heterogeneous Parallelism

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

There is a growing concensus among supercomputer scientists that super-speed computers of the future will be parallel processors, since the traditional vector processors are only able to pipeline out one or a few results per cycle. Parallel processors and the parallel machines were in such an experimental state that it still made sense to look to vector processing for practical supercomputing. Both of those conditions are changed today, providing computational scientists with the occasion to begin to realize the full power of parallel processing. As we start to do this, however, we realize that while vector processors are basically all very similar to each other, parallel architectures present a wide variety of types. It seems quite unlikely that one of these types will be ideal for a wide range of types. It seems quite unlikely that one of these types will be ideal for a wide range of problems. For that reason, a number of computational scientists are looking at distributed heterogeneous processing as a potential solution. Superconcurrency is one approach to this form of computing. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE