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An Iteratively Structured General-Purpose Digital Computer
January 1968 (vol. 17 no. 1)
pp. 2-9
Joel N. Sturman, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill, N. J. 07971
A general-purpose synchronous stored-program digital computer is described. The computer is composed solely of many small, identically structured sequential machines, each machine having fewer than 211 states. The one-dimensional iterative array of sequential machines, or cells, which constitutes this computer is similar to the distributed logic associative memory originally proposed by Lee. A significant difference in the machine's structure, however, arises from the fact that instructions are stored within, and are under the control of, other cells, rather than a central processing unit. No specific area of this machine acts solely as a memory, an arithmetic unit, or a control unit, but rather, one or more cells within the iterative array perform all of the above tasks.
Citation:
Joel N. Sturman, "An Iteratively Structured General-Purpose Digital Computer," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 2-9, Jan. 1968, doi:10.1109/TC.1968.5008862
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