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MAC-CUBE, the Macintosh-based hypercube

Ho, Alex and Fox, Geoffrey and Walker, David and Breaden, Matt and Chen, Stanley and Knutson, Allen and Kuwamoto, Sho and Cole, Terry (1988) MAC-CUBE, the Macintosh-based hypercube. In: C3P Proceedings of the third conference on Hypercube concurrent computers and applications: Architecture, software, computer systems, and general issues. Vol.1. ACM , New York, NY, pp. 98-103. ISBN 0-89791-278-0. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161103-132807949

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Abstract

The MAC-CUBE is a Macintosh-based hypercube. It uses AppleTalk hardware and software as the medium for the nodal connections. At the physical level AppleTalk has a bus topology. Hypercube connectivity is emulated on the AppleTalk local area network while the hypercube communication protocol is integrated in the AppleTalk software. Available for MAC-CUBE is the Crystalline Operating System III (CrOS III.) MAC-CUBE provides a programming environment similar to any other hypercube systems running CrOS III. It allows inexpensive hands-on experience with a concurrent machine. Data can be displayed on graphics monitor and/or stored locally at each node. In addition to the low cost, these capabilities of the Mac-Cube makes it an indispensable instructional and development tool for parallel processing. Some application programs which are taken from the book Solving Problems on Concurrent Processors [Fox 88] have been implemented with graphics enhancement on Mac-Cube. The applications are solving the Mandelbrot set in the complex plane, and solving a 2-dimensional Laplace equation using finite difference.


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Official Citation: Ho, G. C. Fox, D. W. Walker, M. Breaden, S. Chen, A. Knutson, S. Kuwamoto, and T. Cole. 1988. MAC-CUBE, the Macintosh-based hypercube. In Proceedings of the third conference on Hypercube concurrent computers and applications: Architecture, software, computer systems, and general issues - Volume 1 (C3P), Geoffrey Fox (Ed.), Vol. 1. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 98-103. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/62297.62310
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