Vector Facilities in MU5

R. N. Ibbett, N. P. Topham

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In the CRAY series of computers vector processing is used principally as a means of improving vector performance, rather than as a means of providing support in hardware for the management of data structures. Thus a data structure as seen by the programmer is broken up into small sections and mapped into the vector registers by software. In machines which process the programmer’s data structures more directly, a number of quite different problems arise from those encountered in the CRAY designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture of High Performance Computers
Subtitle of host publicationVolume I: Uniprocessors and vector processors
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherMacmillan Education UK
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-349-19757-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-333-46362-8
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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