The Cydra 5 departmental supercomputer: design philosophies, decisions, and trade-offs

  title={The Cydra 5 departmental supercomputer: design philosophies, decisions, and trade-offs},
  author={B. Ramakrishna Rau and David W. L. Yen and Wei C. Yen and Ross A. Towle},
The Cydra 5 is a heterogeneous multiprocessor system that targets small work groups or departments of scientists and engineers. The two types of processors are functionally specialized for the different components of the work load found in a departmental setting. The Cydra 5 numeric processor, based on a directed-data-flow architecture, provides consistently high performance on a broader class of numerical computations. The interactive processors offload all nonnumeric work from the numeric… CONTINUE READING
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