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Multiple-Read Single-Write Memory and Its Applications
August 1980 (vol. 29 no. 8)
pp. 689-694
S.S.L. Chang, Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of New York
A multiple-read single-write (MRSW) memory is proposed as a hardware solution to the memory and bus conflict problem in distributed and multiprocessing computing systems. Each memory module is assigned to a host processor which is hardwired to its read?write channel. Its read-only channels are shared by a few closely coupled processors, I/O devices, and/or a data bus which provides access to all other processors. The exact processor-memory organization is determined by a module correlation criteria, which also yields a quantitative measure of the effectiveness of the solution. In a class of scientific computing problems where module correlation is limited to neighboring modules, the memory conflict problem is completely eliminated. The processors may operate as array processors controlled by a CPU, or they may operate autonomously with capabilities of originating programs or transactions. The location conflict problem of multiaccess memories is resolved without additional hardware or delay.
Index Terms:
multiprocessing organization, Array processing, database management, data security, distributed computing, fast scientific computing, memory conflict, memory location conflict, memory organization, multiple access memory
Citation:
S.S.L. Chang, "Multiple-Read Single-Write Memory and Its Applications," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 689-694, Aug. 1980, doi:10.1109/TC.1980.1675650
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