ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT FOR INTERPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION IN POINT-TO-POINT MULTIPROCESSOR NETWORKS.

Scott F. Midkiff, Christopher R. Carroll

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Abstract

Architectural support for interprocessor communication in point-to-point multiprocessing networks is examined, and an architecture for a special-purpose processor is proposed. Called the communications processor, it integrates specialized hardware structures for data transfer and routing, a general-purpose arithmetic unit, and a flexible microprogrammable control structure to efficiently process and transfer messages between nodes. The discussion covers the separation of the communication and computation tasks, the architecture, special hardware, and performance advantages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Annual Phoenix Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages14-17
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0818607653
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Annual Phoenix Conference

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    Midkiff, S. F., & Carroll, C. R. (1987). ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT FOR INTERPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION IN POINT-TO-POINT MULTIPROCESSOR NETWORKS. In Conference Proceedings - Annual Phoenix Conference (pp. 14-17). (Conference Proceedings - Annual Phoenix Conference). IEEE.