Very-High-Performance Multiple-Instruction Multiple-Data Applications [and Discussion]

C. J. Elliott, J. H. Davenport


The MIMD (multiple instruction multiple data) class of multiprocessors offers, in principle, the capability to bring the resources of an arbitrary number of processors to a problem. This confers the dual advantages of very high performance and of fault-tolerance. A number of successful applications will be presented, from which some general conclusions are drawn on the practical feasibility of the use of MIMD machines.

Royal Society Login

Log in through your institution