Issue No. 11 - November (1982 vol. 31)
K.G. Shin , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan
This paper presents a tree-structured multiprocessor called the hierarchical multimicroprocessor (HM2p), each node of which is composed of a cluster of processor modules (PM's), common memory, DMA interface, switches, communication lines, and a data processor associated with it. The HM2p consists of two different hierarchies, one for data processing and the other for data distribution, which provide clean, structured separation between processing components and user interface components.
synchronization, Hierarchical multiprocessor, monitor, performance falloff, processing/data distribution hierarchy, queueing model
n. Yann-Hang Lee, J. Sasidhar and K. Shin, "Design of HM<sup>2</sup>p?A Hierarchical Multimicroprocessor for General-Purpose Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 1045-1053, 1982.