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The Tree Machine Operating System

Li, Pey-yun Peggy (1981) The Tree Machine Operating System. Computer Science Technical Memorandum, 1981.4618. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The tree machine has been well defined as a concurrent computing system by Sally Browning & Carver Mead [1]. Many algorithms have been developed and shown to have better time-performance than conventional sequential algorithms. And since a tree machine is being built and is expected to become operational within a year, a real tree machine (not just a mathematical model or some pieces of hardware) is about to face the world. This report is treating the bridging between the mathematical model and the hardware machine to make the Tree Machine become real! In the following sections, I will describe the hardware structure of the tree machine processors, the software structure of the machine operating system, the detailed description of the assembler, the loader and the simulator. Some of the tree machine algorithms have been tested under this software system. Some performance evaluation is presented in the last section.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Series Name:Computer Science Technical Memorandum
Issue or Number:1981.4618
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