Accession Number : ADA325912

Title :   ParaDiGM: A Highly Scalable Shared-Memory Multi-Computer Architecture.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Cheriton, David R. ; Goosen, Hendrik A. ; Boyle, Patrick D.

PDF Url : ADA325912

Report Date : NOV 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : ParaDiGM is a highly scalable shared memory multi-computer architecture. It is being developed to demonstrate the feasibility of building a relatively low cost shared memory parallel computer that scales to large configurations, and yet provides sequential programs with performance comparable to a high end microprocessor. A key problem is building a scalable memory hierarchy. In this paper we describe the ParaDIGM architecture, highlighting the innovations of our approach and presenting results of our evaluation of the design. We envision that scalable shared-memory multiprocessors like ParaDiGM will soon become the dominant form of parallel processing, even for very large scale computation, providing a uniform platform for parallel programming systems and applications.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *MULTIPROCESSORS, LOW COSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MEMORY DEVICES, CONFIGURATIONS, SCALING FACTOR, HIERARCHIES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE