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The cosmic cube

Seitz, Charles L. (1985) The cosmic cube. Communications of the ACM, 28 (1). pp. 22-33. ISSN 0001-0782. doi:10.1145/2465.2467.

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Sixty-four small computers are connected by a network of point-to-point communication channels in the plan of a binary 6-cube. This “Cosmic Cube” computer is a hardware simulation of a future VLSI implementation that will consist of single-chip nodes. The machine offers high degrees of concurrency in applications and suggests that future machines with thousands of nodes are both feasible and attractive.

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Additional Information:© 1985 ACM. The research described in this paper was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, ARP order number 3771, and monitored by the Office of Naval Research under contract number N00014-79-C-0597.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)3771
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-79-C-0597
Subject Keywords:Algorithms, Design, Experimentation, highly concurrent computing, message-passing architectures, message-based operating systems, process programming, object-oriented programming, VLSI systems
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Classification Code:Cl.2 (Processor Architec- tures]: Multiple Data Stream Architectures (Multiprocessors): C.5.4 [Computer System Implementation]: VLSI Systems: b.1.3 [Programming Techniques]: Concurrent Programming: D.4.l [Operating Systems]: Process
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Official Citation:Charles L. Seitz. 1985. The cosmic cube. Commun. ACM 28, 1 (January 1985), 22-33. DOI=
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