Issue No. 08 - August (1988 vol. 21)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.74
<p>The concept of data-parallel computers is explained, and their architecture of the Connection Machine (CM), which implements this approach, is described. It provides 64 K physical processing elements, millions of virtual processing elements with its virtual processor mechanism, and general-purpose, reconfigurable communications networks. The evolution of the CM architecture is examined, and the software environment, engineering and physical characteristics, and performance of the current embodiment (the CM-2) are discussed. Applications of the CM to molecular dynamics, VLSI design and circuit simulation, and computer vision are described.</p>
"Architecture and Applications of the Connection Machine," in Computer, vol. 21, no. , pp. 26-38, 1988.