Issue No. 11 - November (1975 vol. 8)
R.M. Lea , Brunel University
Research into new computer structures, which would be better suited to non-numerical information processing tasks, has been in progress for some years.<sup>1,2,3</sup>The problem has been to design a computing system with high hardware efficiency and low software complexity over a wide range of these applications. Recent research<sup>4,5,6</sup>has indicated that these apparently conflicting requirements could possibly be achieved by a parallel processing system containing content-addressable storage. Hence there is a revival of interest in associative memories and associative processors.
R. Lea, "Information Processing with an Associative Parallel Processor," in Computer, vol. 8, no. , pp. 25-32, 1975.