A Loosely-coupled Applicative Multi-Processing System

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This paper describes a proposed machine, AMPS (Applicative Multi-Processing System). It features a loosely-coupled architecture, incorporating a large number (say 1000) of processors functioning independently to a large extent, but effectively interacting when necessary. Furthermore, the programs supported are not tied to the structure of the machine, thereby facilitating expandability. Such expandability is further enhanced by the particular physical organization to be described. The architecture of AMPS attempts to bring costs of communication among processing units to a manageable level by taking advantage of locality of reference.


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