RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Micro
YR 2002
VO 22
IS
SP 8
TI Guest Editor's Introduction: Unorthodox Computer Architectures
A1 Karl E. Grosspietsch,
K1
AB <p>Progress in hardware integration technology for full- and semicustom implementations enables cost-efficient, innovative computing architectures that could provide alternatives or add-ons to the current von Neumann architecture. Radical, alternative architectures not in compliance with this classical imperative approach--for example, those that support functional programming--have not succeeded in replacing the von Neumann architecture. But several basic approaches--especially an inherent exploitation of the parallelizibility of certain problems--continue to imply modifications of the imperative style. Although unorthodox, these architectures nevertheless constitute well-fitting add-ons to a basic von Neumann architecture. Such approaches include <ul> <li>massively parallel processing,</li> <li>instruction-level parallelism,</li> <li>dataflow machines,</li> <li>associative architectures,</li> <li>neural networks, and </li> <li>biologically inspired architectures.</li></ul></p>
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 0272-1732
LA English
DO 10.1109/MM.2002.1013299
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2002.1013299