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Grouped Multiprocessor Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063983D
Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Norton, VA Pfister, GF [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a system architecture, the grouped multiprocessor, which substantially increases the cost/performance of a highly-parallel multiprocessor. Highly-parallel multiprocessors, such as the NYU Ultracomputer 1, suffer substantial performance degradation because of long primary memory latency, even when a cache memory is associated with each processor.