Issue No. 11 - November (1993 vol. 26)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.241423
<p>The extension of systolic array architecture from fixed- or special-purpose architectures to general-purpose, SIMD (single-instruction stream, multiple-data stream), MIMD (multiple-instruction stream, multiple-data stream) architectures, and hybrid architectures that combine both commercial and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) technologies is chronicled. The authors present a taxonomy for systolic organizations, discuss each architecture's methods of exploiting concurrencies, and compare performance attributes of each. The authors also describe a number of implementation issues that determine a systolic array's performance efficiency, such as algorithms and mapping, system integration through memory subsystems, cell granularity, and extensibility to a wide variety of topologies.</p>
K. T. Johnson, A. Hurson and B. Shirazi, "General-Purpose Systolic Arrays," in Computer, vol. 26, no. , pp. 20-31, 1993.