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The MIMD multiprocessor EMPRESS (ETH-Multiprocessor) to be described was built in order to study the performance of MIMD architectures in general, and particularly in the field of simulation problems. By means of a dynamically configurable architecture in combination with a powerful processor intercommunication principle, the system is able to handle two-stage parallelism: several independent subtasks with inherent parallelism can be run simultaneously. This concept incorporates features of a quite general nature allowing in principle the implementation of other software.
PSCSP, Computer architecture, digital simulation, dynamic architecture, EMPRESS, MIMD processors, parallel computation, parallel processors
M. Tadian, B. Bron, W. Haelg, H. Brundiers, H.J. Halin, H. Friess, H. Benz, R.E. Buehrer, A. Isacson, "The ETH-Multiprocessor Empress: A Dynamically Configurable MIMD System", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 1035-1044, November 1982, doi:10.1109/TC.1982.1675920
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