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Von Neumann Attachment for Data Flow Processors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060064D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ekanadham, K Kumar, M [+details]

Abstract

This publication describes an improvement in the speed of data flow processors. In data flow processors instructions are enabled for execution by the availability of their input operands. This instruction-enabling mechanism is far more complex than the instruction-enabling mechanism used in Von Neumann processors (which enable instructions in a sequence depending on the contents of the program counter). Due to the complexity of the instruction-enabling mechanism, the number of functional stages an instruction must go through in data flow processors is greater than that in Von Neumann processors.