Accession Number : ADA140852

Title :   The Pringle Parallel Computer.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kapauau,A A ; Field,J T ; Gannon,D B ; Snyder,L

PDF Url : ADA140852

Report Date : Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Pringle is a 64 processor MIMD computer with a 64 M (8 bit) instructions per second execution rate. The Pringle runs programs written for the Configurable, Highly Parallel (CHiP) Computer. That is, the Pringle executes the 64 separate instruction streams as well as the interconnection (phase) stream that configures the lattice of 64 processor CHiP computer. But the Pringle is not a CHiP. It gives the illusion of the CHiP machine's conflict-free, point-to-point communication using a 64 Mbit internal polled bus. In addition to describing the design goals and the Pringle architecture, this paper identifies two problems common to novel architecture implementation projects, the wisdom of experience problem and the single instance problem, and explains how these were addressed for the Pringle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Parallel processors, Executive routines, Switching circuits, Input output processing, Instructions, Computer architecture, Data processing, Information transfer, Switches, Configurations, Microcomputers, Microprocessors

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE