Accession Number : ADP008647

Title :   Shared Memory Optical/Electronic Computer: Architecture Design,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING INS T

Personal Author(s) : Waterson, Clare ; Jenkins, B. K.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Several abstract models of parallel computation have been developed and studied by the computer science and parallel processing communities. The shared memory models are among the most computationally powerful of these models. They benefit from substantial theoretical foundations, and many algorithms have been mapped onto these models in order to characterize theoretically optimum parallel performance. A number of attempts have been made to develop electronic parallel architectures based on the shared memory model. Most of them have been unsuccessful, primarily due to the complexity of the interconnection network hardware and its associated control. In this paper the design of a hybrid optical/electronic parallel digital computer, the shared memory optical/electronic computer (SMOEC), and the associated control algorithms are presented.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, HYBRID COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE