Issue No. 09 - September (1980 vol. 29)
K.E. Batcher , Digital Technology Department, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
The massively parallel processor (MPP) system is designed to process satellite imagery at high rates. A large number (16 384) of processing elements (PE's) are configured in a square array. For optimum performance on operands of arbitrary length, processing is performed in a bit-serial manner. On 8-bit integer data, addition can occur at 6553 million operations per second (MOPS) and multiplication at 1861 MOPS. On 32-bit floating-point data, addition can occur at 430 MOPS and multiplication at 216 MOPS.
satellite imagery, Array processing, bit-slice processing, computer architecture, image processing, parallel processing
K. Batcher, "Design of a Massively Parallel Processor," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 29, no. , pp. 836-840, 1980.