MGAP-2: a micro-grained massively parallel array processor

Eric S. Gayles, Robert M. Owens, Mary Jane Irwin

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The Micro-Grain Array Processor-2 (MGAP-2) is a two dimensional SIMD array of 49,152 fine-grain processors, designed primarily for high performance signal processing. Each processor can compute any one of 65,536 boolean transformations. What separates the MGAP-2 from existing fine-grain arrays is its processor level interconnect control. Each processor can independently select its communication direction. This allows a programmer to cluster groups of processors into larger computational units, and provides flexible interprocessor communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 8th Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 18 1995Sep 22 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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