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Design of a Massively Parallel Processor
September 1980 (vol. 29 no. 9)
pp. 836-840
K.E. Batcher, Digital Technology Department, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
The massively parallel processor (MPP) system is designed to process satellite imagery at high rates. A large number (16 384) of processing elements (PE's) are configured in a square array. For optimum performance on operands of arbitrary length, processing is performed in a bit-serial manner. On 8-bit integer data, addition can occur at 6553 million operations per second (MOPS) and multiplication at 1861 MOPS. On 32-bit floating-point data, addition can occur at 430 MOPS and multiplication at 216 MOPS.
Index Terms:
satellite imagery, Array processing, bit-slice processing, computer architecture, image processing, parallel processing
Citation:
K.E. Batcher, "Design of a Massively Parallel Processor," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 836-840, Sept. 1980, doi:10.1109/TC.1980.1675684
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