The Mesh Synchronous Processor MeshSP (trademark).
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The Mesh Synchronous Processor MeshSP is a parallel computer architecture, primarily SIMD, combining high throughput with modest size, weight, power, and cost. Each MeshSP processor node consists of a single DSP chip the ADSP-21060 SllARC chip of Analog Devices Inc. The MeshSP-1 processor, a hardware realization of the MeshSP, incorporates an 8 X 8 array of ADSP-21060 chips, providing a peak throughput of 7 GFlops. The processor is programmed in ANSI C or C with no parallel extensions. A combination of on-chip DMA hardware and system software makes data IO and interprocessor communication uniquely simple. The MeshSP is easily programmed to solve a wide variety of computationally demanding signal-processing problems. A functional Simulator enables MeshSP algorithms to be coded and tested on a personal computer. Some example applications are described.
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