Issue No. 03 - March (1974 vol. 23)
E.F. Miller , General Research Corporation
A novel high-performance processor architecture for processing a large number of independent instruction streams is proposed and its operating behavior studied. The proposed processor operates on instruction words in a two-address format (thereby eliminating the "operating registers"), and is organized in a fashion which permits as high degree of internal buffering and pipelining. The processor has the following properties: 1) The hardware cost grows only slightly more than linearly with the overall implementation cost; 2) The overall performance is primarily dependent on the processor wordtime and is only secondarily dependent on the supporting memory cycle time; 3) All instruction stream interfaces with memory occur at special queuing (buffer) units which are used to "unscramble" the instruction streams and continually provide work for subsequent processing elements.
Computer architecture, computer instruction stream models, multiple instruction stream, multiple data stream (MIMD) queued instruction processing, resource-sharing, two-address format.
E. Miller, "A Multiple-Stream Registerless Shared-Resource Processor," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 23, no. , pp. 277-285, 1974.