On 12/05/13 23:19, mc68010 wrote:
Here's an original press release on it. What
sort of processors did
these use ?
They use custom processors, you can find an instruction set reference
In overall the architecture has some similarities with the Transputer.
The communication functions are implemented on an instruction/register
level within the processing
elements. That is in contrast to most other MIMD machines from not only
around that time but also nowdays who use memory-mapped communication
chips in conjunction with "standard" processors (i.e. Connection Machine
5 with SPARCs or any recent x86 based Cray machine).