Artifact Details

Title

Architecture of the CM-5

Catalog Number

102624688

Type

Moving Image

Date

1991-11

Credits

Hillis, Daniel

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:57:30

Format

Betacam SP

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"Daniel Hillis discusses the design and architecture of the CM-5 Connection Machine. The CM-5 represents a departure from previous SIMD and MIMD machines in that it is designed to run a singly, closely synchronized data parallel program using independent instruction streams. It is designed to be scalable up to one teraflop. Hillis describes how the design was guided by three major goals: support of the data parallel programming style, scalability, and issues of testing and reliability."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

University Video Communications / Distinguished Lectures Collection

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013