Design and implementation of a scalable low-cost shared-memory multiprocessor system using IBM compatible PCs

Lakshmi Narasimhan V. and Price-White S. (1995) Design and implementation of a scalable low-cost shared-memory multiprocessor system using IBM compatible PCs. Microprocessors and Microsystems, 19 7: 383-394. doi:10.1016/0141-9331(95)99949-R


Author Lakshmi Narasimhan V.
Price-White S.
Title Design and implementation of a scalable low-cost shared-memory multiprocessor system using IBM compatible PCs
Journal name Microprocessors and Microsystems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-9331
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0141-9331(95)99949-R
Volume 19
Issue 7
Start page 383
End page 394
Total pages 12
Subject 1702 Cognitive Sciences
1705 Computer Networks and Communications
1708 Hardware and Architecture
1712 Software
2207 Control and Systems Engineering
2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Abstract The design and implementation of a low-cost shared-memory multiprocessor system using a number of 386 PCs connected through a common bus is presented. Throughout the design, emphasis is placed on using standard PC components, particularly for the microprocessors and the shared memory, which results in significantly lower prices, at the cost of using components not designed for this specific application. The cost of the entire add-on components to the system is only AUD $300 and this is further facilitated by the use of features already available in standard PC operating systems and programming environments. The system offers encouraging results for benchmark problems on block transfers and floating point matrix multiplication. An effort has also been made to include sufficient flexibility in the design to allow for future modifications and upgrades.
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