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Issue No.11 - November (1993 vol.26)
pp: 20-31
<p>The extension of systolic array architecture from fixed- or special-purpose architectures to general-purpose, SIMD (single-instruction stream, multiple-data stream), MIMD (multiple-instruction stream, multiple-data stream) architectures, and hybrid architectures that combine both commercial and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) technologies is chronicled. The authors present a taxonomy for systolic organizations, discuss each architecture's methods of exploiting concurrencies, and compare performance attributes of each. The authors also describe a number of implementation issues that determine a systolic array's performance efficiency, such as algorithms and mapping, system integration through memory subsystems, cell granularity, and extensibility to a wide variety of topologies.</p>
Kurtis T. Johnson, A.R. Hurson, Behrooz Shirazi, "General-Purpose Systolic Arrays", Computer, vol.26, no. 11, pp. 20-31, November 1993, doi:10.1109/2.241423
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