A wavefront array processor using dataflow processing elements

John A. Vlontzos, S. Y. Kung

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In this paper, a prototype Wavefront Array Processor based on the NEC μPD7281 dataflow chip is presented. The interconnections of this array are reconfigurable and its processor addressing scheme permits construction of very large arrays. The programming methodology and high level language are presented. These, facilitate the expression and mapping of linear algebra and signal/image processing algorithms on this array. To illustrate the performance and programming of this machine some indicative applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupercomputing - 1st International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsTheodore S. Papatheodorou, Constantine D. Polychronopoulos, Elias N. Houstis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9783540189916
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Supercomputing, 1987 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jun 8 1987Jun 12 1987

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume297 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Conference on Supercomputing, 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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