Investigation of Modularly Configured Attached Processors with Intelligent Memories.
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An MCAP is an attached processor that is constructed entirely from a standard set of connections and components. This set consists of two types of connections and ten types of components. The definitions of the connection and component types provide a standard set of rules that allow the components to be easily configured in different ways to construct attached processors that efficiently perform different sets of algorithms. An MICAP is connected to its host using separate instruction and data streams. There is one instruction stream and it flows from the hosts memory to the MCAPs only instruction component. The instruction stream is depicted in Fig.l.l. It is assumed that, for each algorithm the MICAP is to execute, the instructions for the algorithm have been permanently stored as a subroutine in a RONI in the instruction component. The instructions sent from the host to the instruction components RAM designate which algorithm is to be executed and the parameters needed by the algorithme.g. sizes and main memory locations of matrices. An algorithm is executed by drawing from the set of instructions received from both the host and subroutine. KAR p. 7
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