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.
|Title of host publication||Architecture of High Performance Computers|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume I: Uniprocessors and vector processors|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Macmillan Education UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|