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Execution of parallel algorithms on a heterogeneous multicomputer
Author(s): Barry S. Isenstein; Jonathon Greene
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Paper Abstract

Many aerospace/defense sensing and dual-use applications require high-performance computing, extensive high-bandwidth interconnect and realtime deterministic operation. This paper will describe the architecture of a scalable multicomputer that includes DSP and RISC processors. A single chassis implementation is capable of delivering in excess of 10 GFLOPS of DSP processing power with 2 Gbytes/s of realtime sensor I/O. A software approach to implementing parallel algorithms called the Parallel Application System (PAS) is also presented. An example of applying PAS to a DSP application is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1995
PDF: 27 pages
Proc. SPIE 10279, Digital Signal Processing Technology: A Critical Review, 102790D (25 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204204
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Barry S. Isenstein, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jonathon Greene, Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10279:
Digital Signal Processing Technology: A Critical Review
Panos Papamichalis; Robert D. Kerwin, Editor(s)

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