Message-Driven Processor Architecture: Verson 11
Author(s)Dally, William; Chien, Andrew; Fiske, Stuart; Horwat, Waldemar; Keen, John; Nuth, Peter; Larivee, Jerry; Totty, Brian; ... Show more Show less
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The Message-Driven Processor is a node of a large-scale multiprocessor being developed by the Concurrent VLSI Architecture Group. It is intended to support fine-grained, message passing, parallel computation. It contains several novel architectural features, such as a low-latency network interface, extensive type-checking hardware, and on-chip memory that can be used as an associative lookup table. This document is a programmer's guide to the MDP. It describes the processor's register architecture, instruction set, and the data types supported by the processor. It also details the MDP's message sending and exception handling facilities.