The Supercomputer Toolkit: A General Framework for Special-purpose Computing
Author(s)Abelson, Harold; Berlin, Andrew A.; Katzenelson, Jacob; McAllister, William H.; Rozas, Guillermo J.; Sussman, Gerald Jay; Wisdom, Jack; ... Show more Show less
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The Toolkit is a family of hardware modules (processors, memory, interconnect, and input-output devices) and a collection of software modules (compilers, simulators, scientific libraries, and high-level front ends) from which high-performance special-purpose computers can be easily configured and programmed. The hardware modules are intended to be standard, reusable parts. These are combined by means of a user- reconfigurable, static interconnect technology. T he Toolkit's software support, based on n ovel compilation techniques, produces e xtremely high- performance numerical code from high-level language input, and will eventually automatically configure hardware modules for particular applications.