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Programming Environments for Systolic Arrays
Author(s): Lawrence Snyder
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Paper Abstract

Although a systolic array is often thought of as a "hard wired" device, there are many reasons to want to program systolic algorithms. In this paper the problem of providing an efficacious programming environment is addressed. The difficulties of programming complex parallel algorithms are shown to be reduced by using a new concept of a parallel "program" which maximizes the use of graphical abstractions and minimizes the need for symbolic text. This concept is illustrated by the Poker Parallel Programming Environment which, although designed for a broader class of algorithms, illustrates the main features that a programming environment specialized to systolic computation should have.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1986
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0614, Highly Parallel Signal Processing and Architectures, (28 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.960504
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Lawrence Snyder, University of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0614:
Highly Parallel Signal Processing and Architectures
Keith Bromley, Editor(s)

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