Accession Number:

ADA954882

Title:

An Introductory Description of the ILLIAC IV System. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

257.0

Abstract:

This book was written for an applications programmer who would like a tutorial description of the ILLIAC IV System before attempting to read the reference manual. Chapter I presents the background concepts necessary for an understanding of ILLIAC IV. Chapter II describes the architecture or the hardware structure of ILLIAC IV. Chapter III presents the Assembly Language ASK in a functional and pragmatic way a problem is described and then only those ASK instructions necessary for the solution are described. In this way the five problems introduce forty ASK instructions and the flavor of the assembly language which, from a programmers standpoint, is an indication of the capabilities of ILLIAC IV itself. The five problems are Summing an array of numbers, Finding the maximum value in an array of numbers, Matrix multiplication, Matrix transpose, and Laplaces equation described in Chapter II.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE