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The Burroughs Scientific Processor (BSP)
May 1982 (vol. 31 no. 5)
pp. 363-376
D.J. Kuck, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois
The Burroughs Scientific Processor (BSP), a high-performance computer system, performed the Department of Energy LLL loops at roughly the speed of the CRAY-1. The BSP combined parallelism and pipelining, performing memory-to-memory operations. Seventeen memory units and two crossbar switch data alignment networks provided conflict-free access to most indexed arrays. Fast linear recurrence algorithms provided good performance on constructs that some machines execute serially. A system manager computer ran the operating system and a vectorizing Fortran compiler. An MOS file memory system served as a high bandwidth secondary memory.
Index Terms:
vectorizing compiler, Conflict-free array access, high-speed computer, parallel computer, pipeline computer, scientific computing
Citation:
D.J. Kuck, R.A. Stokes, "The Burroughs Scientific Processor (BSP)," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 363-376, May 1982, doi:10.1109/TC.1982.1676014
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