Accession Number : ADA018960

Title :   The Minerva Multi-Microprocessor.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Widdoes,Lawrence C. , Jr

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A multiprocessor system is described which is an experiment in low cost, extensible, multiprocessor architectures. Global issues such as inclusion of a central bus, design of the bus arbiter, and methods of interrupt handling are considered. The system initially includes two processor types, based on microprocessors, and these are discussed. Methods for reducing processor demand for the central bus are described.

Descriptors :   *Microcomputers, *Multiprocessors, Computer architecture, Integrated circuits, Central processing units, Computer programming, Interfaces

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE