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Department of Computer Science


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.


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