Issue No. 01 - January (1968 vol. 17)
Joel N. Sturman , Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill, N.J. 07971
The preceding paper proposed a general-purpose digital computer structure consisting of many small iteratively connected sequential machines. A set of machine instructions was presented and a programming example of synchronous machine operation was given. This paper examines some of the problems associated with asynchronous operation of this iteratively structured digital computer. A solution is presented enabling the many small sequential machines which constitute the large iterative computer to communicate asynchronously. The instruction set outlined in the previous paper is maintained and a pictorial example of asynchronous operation is presented.
J. N. Sturman, "Asynchronous Operation of an Iteratively Structured General-Purpose Digital Computer," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 17, no. , pp. 10-17, 1968.