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In a parallel data processing system, very long instruction words (VLIW) define operations able to be executed in parallel. The VLIWs corresponding to plural threads of computation are made available to the processing system simultaneously. Each processing unit pipeline includes a synchronizer stage for selecting one of the plural threads of computation for execution in that unit. The synchronizers allow the plural units to select operations from different thread instruction words such that execution of VLIWs is interleaved across the plural units. The processors are grouped in clusters of processors which share register files. Cluster outputs may be stored directly in register files of other clusters through a cluster switch.

Title
Multiprocessor coupling system with integrated compile and run time scheduling for parallelism
Application Number
62388
Publication Number
5574939
Application Date
June 29, 1995
Publication Date
November 12, 1996
Inventor
William J Dally
Framingham
MA, US
Stephen W Keckler
Cambridge
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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