Accession Number : ADA136094

Title :   A Multiprocessor Emulation Facility.

Descriptive Note : Interim research rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Arvind, ; Dertouzos,M L ; Iannucci,R A

PDF Url : ADA136094

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Interest in multiprocessor computer architectures has increased dramatically in the last ten years. However, it has become clear that in order to effectively use multiprocessors in a general way, some fundamental changes in the model of computation are necessary. Moreover, experimentation in the field is hindered by low-performance simulation tools and high-cost hardware modeling schemes. We present our approach to solving both of these problems: DATAFLOW ARCHITECTURE, which provides an inherently parallel model of computation, and a MULTIPROCESSOR EMULATION FACILITY, which is a general purpose tool for evaluating multiprocessors architectures at low cost. We also discuss our scheme for using the Emulation Facility to validate our claims about dataflow architecture. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer architecture, *Data processing, Multiprocessors, Simulation, State of the art, Experimental design, Test methods, Test facilities, Configuration management, Computer communications, Communications networks, Flow charting

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE