Accession Number : AD0713769

Title :   POSSIBILITIES OF APPLYING A DIGITAL ASSOCIATIVE MACHINE IN INFORMATION PROCESSING METHODS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Bratalskii,E. A. ; Tveritskii,R. V.

Report Date : 09 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The possibilities of special associative memory computers are considered as an aid in certain forms of information processing. It is proposed that a digital associative machine be devised which would perform non-computational tasks on massive volumes of input data, such as sorting, searching, or tagging, and thus relieve the general-purpose computer of these time-consuming operations. Block diagrams are given, and a typical sorting program using a digital associative machine is described. Operating on a word of m bits simultaneously against n reference standards increases the handling speed by at least (n) x (m) times, compared to the standard computer. Sorting speeds can thus be increased by 100-200 times, and operation speeds of a given sec are foreseen. The digital associative machine concept would be most useful in real-time operations where a real high-volume flow of information must be handled. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, DESIGN), MEMORY DEVICES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, EFFICIENCY, USSR

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE