Heterogeneous Element Processor

Heterogeneous Element Processor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Heterogeneous Element Processor was introduced by Denelcor, Inc. in 1982 as the world's first commercial MIMD computer. The HEP's architect was Burton Smith. A HEP system, as the name implies, was pieced together from many heterogeneous components -- processors, data memory modules, and I/O modules. The components were connected via a switched network. A single processor, called a PEM, in a HEP system was rather unconventional; via a "program status word queue," up to fifty processes could be maintained in hardware at once. The largest system ever delivered had 4 PEMs.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613629205X
  • 9786136292052