05410727 is referenced by 99 patents and cites 25 patents.

A two-dimensional input/output system for a massively parallel SIMD computer system providing an interface for the two-way transfer of data between a host computer and the SIMD computer. A plurality of buffers equal in number, and distributed with the individual processing elements of the SIMD computer are used to provide a temporary storage area which allows data in different formats to be mapped in a format suitable for transfer to the host computer or for transfer to the SIMD processing elements. The temporary storage is controlled in such a way as to transfer entire blocks of data in a single SIMD system clock cycle thereby achieving an input/output data rate of N bits/cycle for a SIMD computer consisting of N processors. The system is capable of handling irregular as well as regular data structures. The system also emphasizes a distributed approach in having the input/output system divided into N pieces and distributed to each processor to reduce the wiring complexity while maintaining the I/O rate.

Title
Input/output system for a massively parallel, single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) computer providing for the simultaneous transfer of data between a host computer input/output system and all SIMD memory devices
Application Number
426140
Publication Number
5410727
Application Date
November 22, 1993
Publication Date
April 25, 1995
Inventor
Ming Cheng Sheng
Kaoshiung
TW
Margaret M L Kienzle
Somers
NY, US
Hungwen Li
Monte Sereno
CA, US
Robert S Jaffe
Shenorock
NY, US
Agent
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 7/00
G06F 15/16
G06F 13/12
G06F 5/06
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