Accession Number:

ADA232790

Title:

Shared Versus Distributed Memory Multiprocessors

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The question of whether multiprocessors should have shared or distributed memory has attracted a great deal of attention. Some researchers argue strongly for building distributed memory machines, while others argue just as strongly for programming shared memory multiprocessors. A great deal of research is underway on both types of parallel systems. This paper puts special emphasis on systems with a very large number of processors for computation intensive tasks and considers research and implementation trends. It appears that the two types of system will likely converge to a common form for large scale multiprocessors.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE