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The systolic control ring instruction processor (SCRIP)

Megson, Graham M. and Evans, David J. (1990) The systolic control ring instruction processor (SCRIP). Integration: the VLSI Journal, 9 (3). pp. 287-302. ISSN 0167-9260

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-9260(90)90021-R


In this paper we introduce the concept of a systolic control ring instruction processor (SCRIP). A SCRIP is a general purpose systolic computer which combines features of wavefront and systolic data flow for the execution of programs, while also being amenable to VLSI implementation. The main idea is to overcome the problems of large input-output bandwidths by boot-strapping an algorithm using a number of controlled bandwidth expansions. Delayed wavefront programs and dynamic instruction modification are introduced as mechanisms to simulate arbitrary wavefront programs and a number of different examples are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:5785
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009 10:35
Last Modified:19 Oct 2009 16:53

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