TitleArchitecture of the CM-5
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom 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."