Associative Processor Application Study. Volume I. Summary
Final technical rept. Jan 1975-May 1976
BOEING COMPUTER SERVICES CO SEATTLE WA
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This report describes work performed in support of an associative processor application study. A GAC STARAN-1000 associative processor AP was used to evaluate the capability of a parallel computer architecture to satisfy real time, command and control data processing requirements of the USAF. The passive tracking, radar data correlator and coordinate conversion functions of the AWACS were selected for use in the study. The passive tracking function was designed and implemented on the AP. The performance of the parallel program was compared against that of the sequential version which was measured on an IBM 36065 computer. The parallel passive tracking program used floating point arithmetic. The coordinate conversion function was also designed and implemented in fixed point arithmetic on the AP. The performance of the parallel program was measured. The radar data correlator function design for AP implementation used a new concept in radar signal processing. No performance data was collected.
- Computer Hardware
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment