[rescue] More bits and pieces

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Tue Jun 10 16:39:46 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 02:12:41PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> >
> > > MasPar's sucked big time, we have one here and it is sitting there pretty.
> >
> > To be honest, I don't even know what a MasPar is.
> >
> Big honking SIMD machines, I believe the largest had up to 16K PE's, the
> problem is that even for the most trivial operation the machine needed
> more than a few cycles. Then there was the gruesome communication
> overhead. Not the best SIMD architecture, and I beleive it was the last
> SIMD machine marketed as such...

I wasn't under the impression that MASPAR implied SIMD.  My
understanding had been that there were many MIMD MASPAR machines out

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