Publication Date

1-1-1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Computer Science

Abstract

The recent emphasis on pushing forth in an attempt to create a fifth-generation supercomputer has put most of the effort into designing the hardware required by such a machine. The speeds of such devices, which are largely parallel in their architectures, are phenomenal. In comparison, however, there have been few widely accepted successes in the development of a software structure to utilize the power these supercomputers offer. ... The purpose of this paper is not to produce a commercial alternative to the problem, but to outline some of the obstacles encountered and overcome in an attempt to produce a simple model of a software structure designed to automatically parallelize serial computer codes in a realistic machine. It is based on small-scale precepts, and in no way was intended to suggest a commercially feasible model. It does, however, introduce solutions to various problems universally encountered in designing a tightly-coupled multiprocessor system.

Extent

27 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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