Issue No. 05 - May (1982 vol. 31)
D.J. Kuck , Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois
The Burroughs Scientific Processor (BSP), a high-performance computer system, performed the Department of Energy LLL loops at roughly the speed of the CRAY-1. The BSP combined parallelism and pipelining, performing memory-to-memory operations. Seventeen memory units and two crossbar switch data alignment networks provided conflict-free access to most indexed arrays. Fast linear recurrence algorithms provided good performance on constructs that some machines execute serially. A system manager computer ran the operating system and a vectorizing Fortran compiler. An MOS file memory system served as a high bandwidth secondary memory.
vectorizing compiler, Conflict-free array access, high-speed computer, parallel computer, pipeline computer, scientific computing
R. Stokes and D. Kuck, "The Burroughs Scientific Processor (BSP)," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 363-376, 1982.