Accession Number : ADP005777

Title :   High Speed Parallel Processing Networks for Advanced Architectures,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AVIONICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Morgan, D. R.

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This paper describes various parallel processing architecture network that are candidates for eventual airborne use. An attempt at projecting which type of network is suitable or optimum for specific metafunction or stand-alone applications is made. However, specific algorithms will need to be developed and bench marks executed before firm conclusions can be drawn. Also, a conceptual projection of how these processors can be built in small, flyable units through the use of wafer scale integration is offered. The use of the PAVE PILLAR system architecture to provide system level support for these tightly coupled networks is described. The author concludes that: 1) extremely high processing speeds implemented in flyable hardware is possible through parallel processing networks if development programs are pursued; 2) dramatic speed enhancements through parallel processing requires an excellent match between the algorithm and computer network architecture; 3) matching several high speed parallel oriented algorithms across the aircraft system to a limited set of hardware modules may be the most cost effective approach to achieving speed enhancements; and 4) software development tools and improved operating systems will need to be developed to support efficient parallel processor use.

Descriptors :   *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, NETWORKS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, SUPERCOMPUTERS, AVIONICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, HIGH RATE, AIRBORNE, AIRCRAFT, ALGORITHMS, ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, COSTS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), INTEGRATION, PROCESSING, SCALE, SELF CONTAINED, VELOCITY, WAFERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE