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Vector-Mode Computation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056131D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Huang, JW Kennedy, KW Liles, AG [+details]

Abstract

The following is a new approach to vector processing. The contributions are: 1. A new language format for specification of parallel computations, which features a minimal expansion of the current IBM System/370 instruction set, and flexibly defined computation chains which permit the application of vector-like processing to both scientific and commercial problems (including data base and character processing). 2. Implementation schemes for the above which permit a high degree of overlap in execution.