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Published by Center for Advanced Computation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Illiac computer

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographic references (p. 14).

Statementby Stewart A. Schuster
SeriesCAC document -- no. 2, CAC document -- no. 2.
ContributionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Advanced Computation
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25364499M
OCLC/WorldCa794513194

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The Illiac IV project was started in the Computer Science De- partment at the University of Illinois with the objective of de- veloping a digital system employing the principle of parallel operation to achieve a computational rate of IO9 instructions/s. In order to achieve this rate, the system was to . ILLIAC IV The ILLIAC IV system was the first real attempt to contruct a large-scale parallel machine, and in its time it was the most powerful computing machine in the world. It was designed and constructed by academics and scientists from the University of Illinois and the Burroughs Corporation. The ILLIAC I (Illinois Automatic Computer), a pioneering computer built in by the University of Illinois, was the first computer built and owned entirely by a United States educational institution.. The project was the brainchild of Ralph Meagher and Abraham H. Taub, who both were associated with Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study before coming to the University of Illinois. The Illiac IV was the first large scale array computer. As the fore­ runner of today's advanced computers, it brought whole classes of scientific computations into the realm of practicality. Conceived initially as a grand experiment in computer science, the revolutionary architecture incorporated both a high level of parallelism and pipe­ lining.

Current Illiac Memory System Characteristics 14 The Central Memory Concept 16 Current System Implementation III Graphs of 2L = M/DS 47 IV Current Illiac IOSS IV 2M Word Memory Unit Physical Layout IV 2M bit Word Memory Unit 84 IV EU Replacement Memory Controller IV CCD Memory System Block File Size: 7MB. The Illiac IV computer was the first practical large-scale array computer, which can be classified as an SIMD (single-instruction-stream-multiple-data-streams)-type computer. As the name suggests, the project was managed at the University of Illinois Digital Computer Laboratory under the contract from the Defense Advanced Research Project. Information Linkage between Applied Mathematics and Industry II presents the proceedings of the Second Annual Workshop on the Information Linkage between Applied Mathematics and Industry, held in Monterey, California on February 22–24, This book focuses on the linear systems of equations in practical applications. The “ILLIAC IV” computer system layout at NASA Ames Research Center, Credit: NASA Ames Research Center.

Full text of "An introduction to the Illiac IV system" See other formats. theILLIACIVDiskorsimply,kisofbitcapacity, havingheads,with one headper has twochannels,each ofwhichcantransmit or receivedata at arate of.5 x ^ bits/second. The Illiac IV System 1. W. J. Bouknight / Stewart A. Denenberg. David F. McIntyre / J. M. Randall. Amed H. Sameh / Daniel L. Slotnick. Abstract The reasons for the creation of Illiac IV are described and the history of the Illiac IV project is recounted. The architecture or hardware structure of the Illiac IV is discussed-the Illiac IV array is.   Even before ILLIAC III became operational, however, plans to create ILLIAC IV, the largest and fastest computer in the world at the time, was developed under the direction of Daniel L. Slotnick. When it became public in that two-thirds of ILLIAC IV’s time would be utilized by the Department of Defense, however, protests on campus led to.