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The MIT database accelerator: 2K-TRIT circuit design

  title={The MIT database accelerator: 2K-TRIT circuit design},
  author={J. P. Wade and Peter J. Osler and Richard Zippel and Charles G. Sodini},
  journal={1987 Symposium on VLSI Circuits},
The computational speed of a conventional von Neumann computer architecture is limited primarily by the data path bottleneck between the memory and the central processing unit (CPU). One solution to this problem is to eliminate the separation between the CPU and memory by moving the processor functions directly into the memory. The Database Accelerator (DBA) chip is an attempt to merge these two functions by incorporating high density content-addressable memory (CAM) in a multi-purpose parallel… 
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