The IBM System/370 Vector Architecture: Design Considerations

@article{Padegs1988TheIS,
  title={The IBM System/370 Vector Architecture: Design Considerations},
  author={Andris Padegs and Brian B. Moore and Ronald M. Smith and Werner Buchholz},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Computers},
  year={1988},
  volume={37},
  pages={509-520}
}
UPERCOMPUTERS and attached processors provide S familiar forms of vector computing (Fig. 1). Early supercomputers like the CDC Cyber 200 Model 205 [l] and the Cray-1 [ 2 ] combined vector instructions with a powerful scalar CPU. using a specialized, high-bandwidth main-storage interface to raise the performance of the vector unit. Newer supercomputers (the Cray X-MP [3], Fujitsu VP200 [4], Hitachi S810 20 [SI. and KEC SX-2 [6]) have continued on this path. Attached processors like the FPS 164… CONTINUE READING
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